“Film is hard. Film is a stone cold unforgiving killing bastard. Film is once in a lifetime, no excuses. F8 and really, really be there: ready, steady, in focus, correct exposure, and pressing the shutter in synch with life
This essay by Doug Menuez does a great job at articulating how I feel about film vs. digital photography. Having started out with digital photography (right down to a Kodak DC215 1mp camera being my very first), and getting more and more into photography in recent years, the reason I’m getting into film photography has a lot to do with a strong feeling that digital makes you lazy as a photographer. With film, when every shot really counts right down to your wallet, it forces you to be more patient and selective about what you photograph which in turn I hope will make me a better photographer in the long run, whether I’m shooting film or digital. Anyway, read it!