Film is my favorite medium to shoot with. Hands down. There are 2 main reasons for that, the first being methodology. With film I really have to slow down when taking the photos, I only get either 36,16, or 10 shots per roll depending on which camera I’m working with, so intentionality is key. You also can’t really photoshop film in the way you can with digital images. So you have to nail it on the first try. It also forces me to consider color temperature, lighting, shadows, and composition in a way that is made easier by digital cameras- thus resulting in more creative and deliberate photographs.
The 2nd reason I love to shoot with film is the image quality. Often people will see a photo and know it’s film, but not fully understand how they know that. It’s a “vibe” thing. That “vibe” is a combination of the film grain, size, and stock resulting in images that have beautiful, soft, textured looks.
Film captures feelings. It’s a difficult medium to work with. It has taken me a lot of trial and error to get to the point where I feel comfortable photographing people’s weddings with them. But the finicky nature of film is so worth the final, timeless results.
For a more visual explanation, I have a highlight on my instagram called “film v digital” where you can see visually, the differences.