In the digital age, some Omaha photographers return to film

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- There’s a quiet renaissance going on in photography right now. Only a few years ago the experts were ready to pronounce traditional film photography dead. Not so fast.

Right now there is a group of photographers embracing old school film based photography. Larry Ferguson has been a mainstay in the Omaha photography scene for 40 years. He does use digital, almost every photographer does, but he also never gave up on film.

“There’s a certain way the film renders the light and captures the scene that is widely different than digital. Some people will say there’s a warmth to it," Ferguson said.

And younger photographers are coming back to film too. Zora Murff is a graduate student at UNL and, like Ferguson, works in both digital and film. Zora said, “I think it’s a really nice process. It slows you down. You have to be a little more calculated in what you’re doing where as in digital photography you can just rip off a thousand images at once."

Film will never again be the dominant means of capturing images but to a discerning few it continue to have an important place in the world of photography.