The war of Film Vs.Digital started for me at the onslaught of the digital camera invasion. I was strictly a film shooter and planned to stay that way because film is how I have rolled since 1988. Then in 2007 I was thrusted full throttle into the digital world after I hired as a staff photographer at our newspaper. Up to this point I had only dabbled here and there with the digital world to see what all the buzz was about. But quite honestly I was never really impressed. But I went into it with an opened mind. It was a tool to do a job, a job that I grew to love.

Canon EOS 3, Kodak Ektachrome 100 Image © Joe Geronimo

Canon EOS 3, Kodak Ektachrome 100 Image © Joe Geronimo


As my work at the newspaper changed to a freelance gig and my customer base growing I eventually had to purchase a digital SLR. Since 2001 I have been a Canon shooter, so it seemed logical in my opinion to stay with the brand I was familiar with. I decided on adding the Canon EOS 1D Mark IIN into my arsenal with a Canon EOS 30D as a back up body. The Mark IIN is still my workhorse to this day.
Canon EOS 1D Mark llN Image © Joe Geronimo

Canon EOS 1D Mark llN Image © Joe Geronimo

As I move through life I find myself shooting both mediums on a regular basis. I still continue to purchase slide film and my film camera collection has grown to include some medium format cameras, 110 cameras and Polaroid cameras as well. I have grown to appreciate the digital age and have embraced it. I encourage you to shoot with what you love and embrace it.

Here is a great site for film photography: http://filmphotographyproject.com

Happy Shooting!
Joe

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