We are in the 21st century. The world has gone digital. It has changed the way we communicate, watch movies, listen to music and take photos.
Nowadays you can take a photo on your mobile phone and it will already be on your home computer when you get home. Everything is synced in the cloud and computers are getting smaller and more portable. We used to talk about kilobytes and megabytes we now talk gigabytes and terabytes. Computing power keeps doubling every 18 months and the forward march of technology is seemingly unstoppable.
Who would dream of using a camera that doesn’t require batteries to operate?
The answer is: A surprising number of people.
The real question of course, is why? That’s what I will be discussing in this post.
Why Shoot 35mm Film
Everybody is going around with the latest DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and smartphones. Film is quite rare. Anyone below the age of 20 might just about remember using a film camera in their childhood, if at all.
When you carry a vintage film camera people want to try it and ask you questions: it sets you apart, and so it’s always a conversation starter. It’s also nice to disconnect from the digital life once in a while. Using something that doesn’t have an LCD screen and batteries is refreshing!
I have also noticed that most people tend to be less camera shy if they know that the camera is not digital. I think the reason is that the picture is not available immediately to review and that they feel more reassured that it won’t end up online. I think that it has a lot to do with the personality of the photographer as well.
You Take Fewer Photographs
Some people see this as a negative (excuse the awful pun) point. As I am not a continue…