Rivest wrote in post #14943922
Thanks Jay! I've shot a roll with the AE-1 but I'm a bit disapointed by the results. For one, the roll was expired so they all have a magenta look. For two, you lose the complete freeedom of post processing. Can't crop, adjust white balance, add/remove contrast, etc.. That's the sad part about film
Actually, that is the technical skill and the enjoyment that goes with using film. Decisions have to be made before-hand on the white balance and contrast (film type to load) and 'most' composing must be done in camera. Then when printing, you can again select the type paper to change contrast, burn and dodge to darken or lighten areas and crop to your liking.
Having said that, there is no question that the digital revolution has made it much easier and allowed for corrections/adjustments in post that were unheard of with film. I would never go back to film. However, I think it behooves anyone who is looking for a career in photography to shoot, process and print for at least one year using film. In my opinion, it gives a good solid footing to the art.
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