Why Film About fifteen years ago, I attended a conference taught by one of the leading children’s film photographers in the country. Before the conference, I told myself I was either going to be committed to film or come back and buy a digital camera. The conference taught me to create honest images and it inspired me to be the best natural light, film photographer I could become. I learned what I wanted to say as an artist and started producing images that were an extension of my personality. In fact, the image on this page was from a shoot shortly after the conference that represents my turning point as a photographer. I like that film is real. I can’t make changes with Photoshop to adjust the exposure or fix a blemish on an image. Film creates images that authentically capture a particular moment in time. I like that film challenges me. I have to get it right the first time. I need to slow down, think about all the qualities that make a great image, and then I can carefully compose. I like that film is art. I am inspired by the timeless qualities of film and the rich tonal depth that cannot be created in digital. Everything about film excites me. I know that I am creating something that will be treasured and passed down for generations to come.