Film photography is not dead
Film photography is not dead – quite the opposite! Is it the time in which you should dust off your analogue camera equipment and start shooting with it all over again?
We live in the era of everything digital – from music to photography. Currently, you don’t have to imagine going around with an analogue camera while you can simply take your smartphone from your pocket and easily take a few snaps of what’s around. In the world of photographers, it seems that the old question of digital or analogue? has been forever dismissed as well, since the digital era literally froze the film in the dark corners of your room.
Maybe that’s why some of the photographers see something romantic and very artsy in coming back to the good, old-school film photography. The analogue camera and shooting on an actual film has this undeniable charm and nobleness to it – who has ever shot with this technique knows what I’m talking about. While you shoot with the digital camera, you simply take a picture to see the instant effect on your display. You can take 200 photos, with different angles and composition – and you will find the one among these 200. The simplicity and convenience is undeniable.
While shooting on film, you need to create a story and a perfect frame even before pressing on the button and hearing the camera snap. That means that you have to patiently work on the preparations for taking the picture – the conditions around change, but you have to prepare for taking that one special photo.
That’s why, above all, the classic film photography is experiencing its revival in the field of wedding photography. While there’s no denial that it’s easier to shoot the whole wedding with the digital camera, both photographers and future newlyweds feel that a few of these snapshots frozen on film will be the souvenir from their special day that they will show to their children, just as their parents did to them.
While I shoot the majority of weddings with the digital camera, I like to create unforgettable memories and freeze them with the help of the analogue camera, on film. You can see the effects here.