Why I Shoot Film
as a film + digital wedding photographer
2023 was the year when I finally went back to shooting film—twenty years after I’d shot what I thought was my last roll of film and “upgraded” to my first digital camera, and ten years after I started my photography business.
And I’m guessing that your reasons for loving film photos look a lot like my reasons for shooting them.
The limited number of photos available on a roll force me to slow down and be intentional with every photo, carefully getting my composition and exposure just right. The dreamy, muted colors can never quite be replicated when editing digital files, no matter how long I spend in Lightroom. And there’s just a feel to film that is hard to put your finger on, but you know immediately when you see it.
Film is nostalgia
When I think back on my own childhood, I see the photos in my mind first—then remember the memories attached to them.
My parents always carried a camera whether we were hiking or cross-country skiing or making a campfire in the woods behind our house. As a child, I was obsessed with looking through our family photos, and we would often gather around a clunky old projector screen to watch the slides that my dad kept meticulously organized.
And as much as I love the convenience of always having a camera ready in my pocket, there is no cell phone that can replace the nostalgia that looking through film photos brings.
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