If you’ve ever participated in Cyber Monday or flipped through old family photos, you’ve probably noted the differences between digital and analog photography. Much like cookie dough versus mint chip ice cream, they’re totally distinct experience—but they both bring different, worthy traits to the table that make them both still relevant for the modern hobbyist or professional.
These disciplines pit art against technology, and tradition against innovation, so it’s no wonder you might be feeling conflicted when facing a choice between the two. In our guide to modern photography, we’ve broken down the pros (Superior grain! Fast shutter speeds!) and cons (Easily blown out. Potentially expensive.) of each.
Looking to learn photography? We’ve got the similarities and differences, and ups and downs of both digital and analog photography covered. All you have to do is read on to find the class that’s right for you.