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Langford's Advanced Photography, 8th Edition by Michael Langford, Efthimia Bilissi

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9 Films – types and technical data

Today digital photography is by large predominant, but film photography has its own followers and deserves its space in this book. A great allure in film photography is that light ‘writes’ directly on the photosensitive medium. A permanent record of the ‘writing of light’ (a phrase which translates to the Greek phrase ‘photo-graphy’) is created after development and fixing. If you are interested in film photography it is a good idea to work with a limited range of well-chosen films as you get to know their performance intimately, their response to different subject situations and, when necessary, just how far you can abuse a film before results become unacceptable. However, you must still pick your materials ...

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