Need Advice - Digital or Film for Freelancing

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Deviant26, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Deviant26

    Deviant26 TPF Noob!

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    :) As the title sudgest I am wondering if it matters what type of camera you use if you plan on doing profesional freelance work.

    Is there a big difference with Digital SLR's to Film SLR's?
    (beside the obvious)

    Does it really matter if it's taken with a digital or a film? The final product should be the same should it not?

    I guess what I am trying to ask is this,

    If I wanted to be a profesional freelance photographer, can I produce top quality pictures/prints with a Digital SLR?


    thx

    Noob in Canada
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, it really depends on what you consider top quality.
    As far as I know, film is still king of quality...Slide film especially, but Digital SLR cameras are capable of capturing images that would meet the requirements for (most) applications.

    I'd say that a fairly large portion of working pros (news etc.) are now using digital. The convenience out weights the edge in quality.

    I think what really matters, is who you will be freelancing for. It's up to them after all. Some will accept only film, others only digital.
     
  3. ajmall

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    if you're freelancing for frequently published publications then digital is the way to go due the speed factor. film will be accepted by most magazines etc but only if time isn't a factor.
     

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