Film makes a gradual comeback–We told you so!

Film makes a comeback!
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When I read the news, my ugly face just broke into one of the widest smiles it has ever known, probably since birth!

Here we are, yapping on and on and on about film photography and how good it is, blah, blah, blah but nobody paid us any attention. It took the media to bring the topic to the fore, in this case the Daily Telegraph of London, England.

What is the paper saying in brief? Well, the headline is that almost a decade after being written off as a relic of the 20th century, film has come back. A shop in London says that it is being asked to print from real film more than ever now, with film processing outnumbering digital prints 25 to 1.

The paper reckons that some of the reversal (!) is due to the younger generation bringing to film usage a certain cool factor. It’s now hip and cool to be seen carrying or using a vintage film camera, rather than poking around with a fiddly cellphone camera. Not only that, having been weaned on digital all of their lives, they now find that there is a proper way to learn how to compose a shot, work out exposure and depth of field etc, rather than just blindly pressing the button on their digicam and hoping for the best.

So now all of us can sit back and smile like Cheshire cats and say to everybody “We told you so”?Can’t we?

No; on the contrary, we should forge ahead with film use, encourage as many of our friends and colleagues to do so too and thereby assure the future of film.



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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