Professional photographer Michael Escalera recounts his journey from film to digital and back to film again in his recent article, The Coming Change:
I have been photographing weddings for 11 years and love what I do for a living. When I first began, I used film....In 2005 I transitioned to a digital workflow....In my experience, the digital images were not as rich as the film images. Sure, they were sharper and in some cases more vibrant, but they didn't fully match what I had hoped they would be.
Fast forward another few years to today and now another change is coming. It's not in the direction that many photographers are going by adding the latest and greatest DSLR and capturing video at the same time. It's not by adding all kinds of impressive new products and astonishing gadgets to my bag. It is a return to simplicity.
After investing an incredible amount of time testing film, researching film, and praying about film...I am choosing to take my imagery to a film based product....I'll close by sharing a few film images from some recent sessions....The prints have depth, amazing color, and such warmth. They are truly - straight out of the camera - beautiful. After looking through several hundred film images with me, Leah said it best with this sentence..."they are real life".