When I am taking photos I become keenly aware of the elements of restriction film imposes. Unlike the digital world where memory cards can store almost and infinite amount of photos, film is finite. I’m limited to only the amount of film I can carry. Scarcity provides a heightened sense of purpose because once that photo is exposed I’m done.
Why Film Photography Still Has Meaning
John Morrison
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That doesn’t necessarily mean more meaningful pictures. A person who always shoots on a tripod on digital can make much more “purposeful” photographs that somebody who shoots 35mm film.
Like most articles that romanticise film over digital, they mistake the tool for the experience. Why you take photographs and its purpose has nothing to do with the tool and everything to do with the person behind the viewfinder.

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