When I visited Boris’s film photography profile, it reminded me of the old days when we used to work with photography films, and did everything manually from inserting the film into the camera to the last chemical process to create the final photograph.
Many photographers still compare digital photography and old film photography, and the debate on which one is more efficient on the professional level is still goes on. Although up-to-date DSLR cameras are putting this debate to an end, many people still use the old photography techniques with much appreciation for the values behind it.
What is film photography?
For new photographers who are not familiar with the technology behind old photography, the lens of film cameras reflect the light on a sheet of plastic coated with light-sensitive silver halide slats. Then, a film developing process applied to the photography film to create the final photograph.
Each film consists of different layers that vary from one film type to another. For example, black and white films have only one layer, while color films may consist of any number of layers between 3 to 20. Each layer exposes a specific range of color, usually with the blue sensitive layer placed on the top, followed by the green and red layers in a 3-layer film.
Digital vs. film photography
The comparison between digital and film photography covers different topics, such as the resolution of the film, noise, dynamic range, sensor size, film speed, and cost.
While film cameras excel in some of the resolution, noise, and dynamic range issues of compact digital cameras,, they cannot compete with advanced DSLRs, as they are being developed to include higher capabilities each day. Most digital cameras have higher film speeds compared to film cameras.
Regarding the cost, film cameras are cheaper than DSLRs that always have updates and new, more advanced lenses and equipments.
About Boris Pophristov
After this brief introduction, it is time to meet the amazing photographer Boris Pophristov. Although he has only started his work recently, in 2006, with a high-end compact digital camera, he shows great talent and experience, especially in the fields of nature, wildlife, and macro photography.
Boris is one of the rare photographers who still use film photography in their work, especially in landscape photographs. Boris Pophristov has participated in many exhibitions, such as the Fourth International Photographic Salon in Varna, and the Lux in Tenebris exhibition. His photography has also been awarded and featured on many book covers since 2007.
In today’s showcase, I would like to present Boris Pophristov’s amazing photographs in the areas of night photography, landscape, and star trails.
I hope you will enjoy his film photography and share your opinion about film photography with us, and if you think it can still find its place in our digital world.