Art directors at magazines still, for the most part, prefer freelancers to submit images in the form of transparencies - unless you shoot with a high-end digital camera capable of rendering a high-resolution image no smaller than 10 to 12 megabytes. "Film still has the depth, the color-saturation quality, and sharpness digital does not have," says Tammy Lechner, photo editor for OCR Magazines in Orange County, California. "But with the very high-end cameras, I'd say we're right at the point where there is basically no difference here. The advantages to digital are great. The immediacy of seeing an image during a shoot, the ability to immediately transfer the image through throught upload and download on the computer, and the storage capability of disks for the digital cameras have become greater and greater."
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, "Making Pictures," in The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing (204)