Film vs. Digital | Canon AE-1 & Canon 5d Mark 3

So as you may have noticed from my last blog post, I just started shooting film. That last post included photos from my first roll of film I've ever shot, and this post has photos from the second roll I've ever shot! I have always found it really interesting when photographers compare their film photos to their digital photos, so I thought I would try it for myself. I went out with my friend Marissa, who is also new to film photography, and we practiced shooting each other. I took my digital camera along with me, partially to compare the photos once I got the film scans back and also because part of me still needed that instant gratification of seeing the photos right away (I know, with film I will learn to be more patient...). I was not trying to get the same exact photo in film and digital, I was not trying to match my editing so the photos would look the same, and I was not trying to say one was better than the other, I just went out and shot and hoped for the best! I was very pleased with how the film photos came out (being that this was only my second roll), but I realized that there were pro's and con's to both the film and digital photos in certain instances. These photos below are just a fun comparison to see the differences in my cameras and help me get an idea of how I can start incorporating film into my photo sessions.

All the photos on the LEFT are shot with a Canon AE-1 & Kodak Portra 400 film & developed/scanned by Little Film Lab

All the photos on the RIGHT are shot with a Canon 5d Mark 3 & edited with Mastin Labs Kodak Portra Presets (which are on sale right now!)

Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography
Film vs. Digital // Canon AE-1 and Canon 5d Mark 3 // Kodak Portra 400 // Olivia Richards Photography

More film goodness will be coming soon!!