With the advent of the digital age, a debate has sprung up among photographers: What is better, film or digital? While both undoubtedly have their own merits, we shall be making the argument for the former. After all, film photographer has been around for more than a century and, despite endless pronouncements stating otherwise, it is an art form that is alive and well in the 21st century.

First, let us address the elephant in the room. As you probably know, film photography does not offer an infinite number of shots. Instead, photographers will need to work with a limited number of shots for every roll of film. We make the case that this is actually an advantage for film photography as it makes everything more deliberate. Instead of taking hundreds of pictures and hoping one of them would come out great, you have to think more about the composition of the image before clicking.

Capturing great images is also made easier with film as they often have greater resolution compared to digital cameras. Its greater dynamic range also makes black and white images crisp and detailed.