Although digital cameras have largely replaced film cameras in the modern age, some people still prefer using film cameras for various reasons. One of the main reasons is the unique aesthetic and feel of film photography. The use of film produces a distinctive look that can be hard to replicate with digital cameras, even with advanced post-processing software. Film photography often has a classic, timeless look, with natural colors and a subtle graininess that many people find appealing.
Another reason why some people prefer film cameras is the process involved in shooting with them. With digital cameras, it’s easy to take hundreds of shots in a short amount of time, but with film, photographers must be more deliberate and methodical in their approach. This can lead to a more mindful and intentional approach to photography, which some people find fulfilling. Additionally, the limitations of film, such as the fixed number of shots per roll and the inability to see the photos immediately, can add an element of excitement and anticipation to the process.
There’s also the tangible aspect of film photography. When using a film camera, the end product is a physical negative or print that can be held and touched. This tangible aspect of photography can be more rewarding than simply viewing digital images on a screen. Additionally, the process of developing film and printing photos in a darkroom can be a satisfying and immersive experience for those who enjoy the craft of photography.
So basically, while digital cameras have revolutionized the world of photography, film cameras still hold a special place in the hearts of many enthusiasts. The unique look and feel of film photography, the mindful and intentional approach it requires, and the tangible aspect of the end product all contribute to the enduring appeal of film cameras. And that is what this website is all about.
So instead of this site’s current name, maybe this intro whole thing should have been called, “Zen and the Art of Film Photography”. Well, for now, I will just settle for using that name for this introductory post.