Digital capture allows for a more immediate experience of the work being produced. Simply put, "digital capture" is the digital equivilent of "shooting film". Previously, we shot polaroids, for client review and approval. Polaroids had significant limitations. Color, brightness, shadow detail, and the small size meant that Polaroids were not the optimal method for previewing just how an image will look, but until digital came along, they were the only game in town.
With this leap forward comes a significant expense on our part. From digital workstations, cameras and digital camera backs, to specialized software, and new archiving systems that must be integrated alongside our existing systems.