I think it is more than that. Yes, we all blast away at Hayley, but with digital I attempt things that I might have thought about several times and then not gone for with film. This is especially the weird arty pictures that might or might not work. With film you might not take the risk, with digital you do and sometimes it can result in something special. I often only take one shot with my landscape stuff. But I might think about how to do it for a while. You have time to think about things like composition and exposure. With Hayley, you don't get time to do that, do you go for everthing and hope that some of it is worthwhile. And usually it is. Actually Grant, I think that is what you said.
Well you asked me to comment here Steve, but I'm not sure how qualified I am to comment as my experience with photo, unlike audio, is only amateur.
Just as I reluctantly use CD for its convenience, I also find digital photography extremely useful for all the reasons given in the above posts that I have just skimmed. To the extent that I have still a few rolls of time-expired 35mm sitting in the back of the fridge.
I would say that the most modern iterations of digital camera seem pretty good. My only complaint is the poor dynamic range of even the best sensors, and I have very recently started experimenting with HDR using multiple exposures and merging with Photoshop. It's too early to say yet whether the results will justify the effort.
Let me just say that no matter what method you all use to photograph Hayley, it is all very much appreciated by all of us!
Yes, and to add to that, it would be even more appreciated if you used film again when possible. There's nothing wrong with film and it makes for incredible shots, the likes of which are rarely seen since the '80s & '90s.
There's nothing wrong with film and it makes for incredible shots, the likes of which are rarely seen since the '80s & '90s.
Not sure why you believe this. I can't think of anything I've seen on film that can't be equalled and, in many cases, improved on using digital format - on top of which, it has so many advantages over film. In addition, more and more manufacturers are ceasing film production making it harder to come by; more expensive to buy and difficult to find processing houses still willing to accept film for processing at a reasonable price.
Apart from a few die-hard professionals, fewer and fewer photographers are sticking with film - most no longer have their film cameras and the one person I know who still uses film is only doing so to use up his stocks. I believe it is only a matter of time before film production ceases altogether.