I have switched back and forth several times between point-and-shoot digital cameras and point-and-shoot film cameras over the last two years. The changes have primarily been driven by theft (i.e. my digital camera gets stolen, so I switch back to film until I get a new digital camera). The fact that I use a point-and-shoot may give away the fact that I am not a film enthusiast, nor a camera aficionado.
I do like to take pictures though and I like to share them online right over on my photos page.
Today I am heading to the store to drop off a couple of rolls of film for development. As I was getting ready to head out, I realized that these film canisters have been sitting on my desk for about five months.
What a vast difference between this delayed satisfaction versus the instant gratification of digitally reviewing your pictures?
Are there tradeoffs when you use a digital camera instead?
Well, physical prints are nice to hold and flip through. Additionally, there is an element of surprise to delayed review of photos. I have absolutely no idea what is on this film right now and I am excited to find out what gems (if any) are waiting to be revealed. Of course, if I do find any stunning photos I will need to scan them to share with you!