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Observation about social aspects of shooting film

I find myself having to defend my position of using1 film cameras a lot less frequently than I used to. When I talk to anyone interested in photography and mention this, they either don’t even mention it, ask some questions about how I afford it2, or say “oh yes I do too”.

Film photography seems to have become acceptable, at least in the circles I have encountered, for the purposes of:

  1. art, and/or
  2. fun

Those are the two aspects of photography that I am most interested in; I don’t know about you.

I’m coming to the conclusion that the only people who really care are on the internet, and thus don’t really exist.


  1. not exclusively. But a lot. 

  2. answers: (a) “film’s not that expensive really” (b) “I develop my own B&W film which costs very little to do” (c) “the cameras are cheaper so you save money that way as well”