Chapter 4Image Capture: Special-Use Films, Processing, and Digital Negative Making

Film and the Photographer

Being a photographer involves learning how to make the camera and photographic materials function to fulfill your purposes and learning to see in the manner of various camera formats and lenses. Analog cameras use a light-sensitive substance on a support base called film to record an image. Digital cameras capture an image electronically and in combination with imaging software can perform or replicate the functions of convention cameras. But because they record images differently than film does, the effect and overall character of the image may differ. Although electronic imaging can deliver film-like quality and mimic the look of ...

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