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.
“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.
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?