Why Shoot Film?
We had the privilege of having Caroline Tran in our studio with us. In this interview series, Caroline shared her advice on how to balance work and personal life and shared 3 tips on how to distinguish yourself from other photographers. In this final interview, Caroline gives three reasons on why she chooses to shoot film as opposed to using digital cameras.
3 Reasons To Shoot Film In A Digital Age | Interview With Caroline Tran Part III
Reason 1: Film Has a Unique Look and Style That’s Difficult to Replicate
Early on, Caroline was a physics teacher and had a side business selling hand-sewed clothes for dolls. She began shooting on film during her college years and eventually entered into the photography world after she began taking product photos for her doll clothes. For a short stint, she began to use digital cameras and noticed that she spent a vast amount of time editing her pictures to match a style that looked like film. Thus, leading her to switch back to shooting on only film cameras.
Reason 2: Shooting Film Is a Unique Experience
I often see many amateur photographers and professional photographers alike, being shutter happy when it comes to shooting on digital cameras. Digital photography is convenient because you’re able to check each image and move a bit faster. But shooting film is a unique in that there is no live-view for you to check each image, and each shot costs money, that in turn forces you to slow down. Caroline discusses how this experience for her allows her to think deeply and methodically on each image she composes, creating a more distinguished, and unique experience, not just for herself but for her client as well.
Reason 3: Shooting Film Saves Time
I’m spending so much time trying to get my digital stuff to look like film, why don’t I just shoot on film? Shooting on film may cost more financially because you have to purchase the rolls and pay labs to post-process your images, however, it saves a lot of time by taking the editing process out of your hands. In learning to balance between her work and personal life, Caroline found that shooting on film allowed her to devote the time she’d spend editing on her family instead.
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