Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share them with the world. Digital photography is more convenient, less expensive and still yields stunning results. So who are these diehards still fiddling with 35mm?
To answer that, you’ll have to see for yourself. It’s practically a cliché, but film teaches you to slow down, focus and choose your shots carefully—each one is pretty expensive, after all. Film also transforms mere snapshots into something closer to a painting. You learn to not only enjoy the mistakes, but cherish them. As the godfather of photography himself Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, taking a picture means capturing the “one moment at which the elements in motion are in balance.”
Remain unconvinced? We’ve found a nice selection of magazines on Flipboard that focus on the art of film photography. Take some time and have a look: