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1. "What happens to the film after you take our pictures?"

The process for film is simple (pun intended)!

First, I package up your film and mail it off to my lab. (Currently I'm loving TheFindLab in Utah. With the resurgence of film, there are quite a few labs to choose from). The lab works their magic, developing and scanning the images, and then they email me a download folder of all the images. Lastly they snail-mail back the negatives for archiving. 

After this point, everything I do is exactly the same as if I were shooting digitally. I edit the photos for white balance, brightness, and vibrance, and erase blemishes. Then I back up the photos and upload them into a viewing and purchasing gallery. Done.


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2. "Can you edit film photos?"

Absolutely! My editing style is minimal, but I can do all of the same edits on a film image that I can do on a digital image.

I typically only make small changes to the overall color of the photo, as well tweaks to exposure and vibrance. I also do my best to erase small blemishes on skin, since those are certainly things you won't want to remember.


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3. "Why Film?"

Great question! I'm a hybrid photographer, so I use both film and digital cameras. But basically, I got tired of trying to make my digital pictures look like film. Essentially, it just made sense to use it in the first place, rather than try to recreate it digitally. Film naturally creates tones that I have a hard time mimicking digitally. I'm not saying it can't be done, it's just not always simple (and I'm all about simple). Plus, I love the way film is generally softer with skin, and again, it's harder for me to create that look digitally.

NOTE: I'm certainly not saying film is better than digital (I use both). If you love digital, keep on keepin' on.