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Shooting since the 1980's, fashion photographer Benjamin Kanarek calls the analog trend "slow and cumbersome."
I remember the first time I picked up a digital camera. It was 2003 and I got this little Canon G5, a good point-and-shoot, and it was 5MP.
Before that, I used film. It had to be scanned into a computer, then manipulated digitally. That was alright—but when I picked up this Canon, I thought it was amazing. It’s instant feedback. You see exactly what you’re going to get. You adjust your lighting as you go, you’re thinking on your feet.
What you can learn on digital in one year is probably five to ten times what you can learn on film in the same time. Film is a very slow feedback loop.