• Casey Roberts

Digital Photography is King

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

To begin with, there is the issue of cost. It is obviously more cost efficient to go digital. The technology is there, it would be financially foolish to not upgrade your method of business. What production company would turn down lowering costs while simultaneously creating a better, sharper, more colorful product? Film is too expensive, not only for its initial use, but because it is difficult to store, edit, and remaster.

Editing used to be a painstaking process of splicing and fitting strips of film together for an entire movie of film. Now, very accurate and precise digital programs are used to edit digital video, giving production staff a reason to prefer leaving analogue behind. This kind of advantage is universal, there is nothing left for film but nostalgia.

There is so much more to say about the benefits of digital photography over analogue photography, and it is such an easy case to make. I see nothing in the way of controversy surrounding this subject. Was it worth it to convert to digital?...of course it was. I don’t need to be convinced, the evidence has been available for a long time.