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Monday Moodboard: Why Do You Still Shoot Film?

As film photographers, I'm sure you, too, have been asked why you still choose to shoot in this medium at least once - whether by a genuinely curious friend or family member, or a disbelieving acquaintance.

Screenshot via Vimeo

Can’t Stop Shooting on Film” is a “3-Minute-Stories” piece by wedding photographer Amrit Vatsa, in which film photographer Edson Dias of the Goa Centre for Alternate Photography (CAP) offers his two cents on why he continues to shoot in analogue. It’s short yet insightful, and would definitely make you ponder on the same question, just as I have.

Video by Amrit Vatsa via Vimeo

I’ve had my fair share of shooting both in digital and analogue, but I have to say there’s something extremely satisfying about using a film camera – especially when my photos turn out really well or when I manage to learn a new technique. I’ve heard fellow photographers express their love for the unpredictability of film and, well, I can say that understand them now. I love grain and the occasional imperfections marring yet somehow making my photos look just right at the same time. Trying out different films, hacks, film soups, techniques, and in-camera experimentation is becoming quite addictive, too.

Now, it’s your turn. Why do you still shoot film?

Via Petapixel.

written by chooolss

3 comments

  1. bsdunek

    bsdunek

    Maybe because I'm old and used to it. I love working in the darkroom creating a great print, experimenting with toners and other chemicals. Besides, when people see me with my 'antique' cameras, they always stop to talk. I've met some interesting people that way. Check out my site at: http://brucecsdunekp(…)nfolio.com/

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  2. Amrit Vatsa

    HI, I have added your site to embed white-list and you can embed it here and it will play! To encourage my non-commercial (Free) work such as this documentary, you can leave a link to my commercial work at www.shaadigrapher.com on your post here! Thanks!
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  3. sirio174

    sirio174

    Digital is too sharp, too "perfect" to represent an imperfect world!

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