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Film vs Digital Reason 9: Identical results

One of the great things making prints from a digital file is that the results are identical provided you use the same paper and ink, no matter how much editing you perform. In contrast, when there’s lots of dodging and burning in a traditional darkroom to selectively lighten and darken parts of the image it’s hard to produce prints that look the same.

Plus, if you’re producing a series of colour prints it’s relatively easy to get digital images to match in tone so they look good together on the wall.

Film vs Digital Reason 10: Out of the darkroom

One of the greatest advantages of digital photography is that the processing can happen in the daylight, without the need for any chemicals that have to be mixed and used before they go off. This means that you don’t have to spend ages converting your bathroom or under-stairs cupboard and sealing off any light-leaks.

And if you fancy popping out to make a cup of tea mid-way through editing an image or making a print you don’t need to worry about letting light in.


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