Digital documentation of silver gelatin prints
As we all do here, I practice only film photography. However, I'm running into a challenge in terms of transferring my prints to digital format in order to submit to galleries for juried shows or exhibition proposals. I'm finding that it's too expensive to take to a lab to scan each time I want to make a submission.
What kind of equipment do you use to do so?
I'm wondering if I should get a point and shoot digital camera for this purpose, and if so, what kind re: pixels, etc.?
Or, will a printer/scanner do the trick? I know my lab has a small scanner and for my 11 x 14 prints has to make two scans and piece them together?
Also, if I get either the camera or the printer/scanner, will I need to buy any software for my computer?
Any suggestions are helpful,