Make videos on you tube why you like film so much…this guy tim haines did it and is attracting some curiosity. Think about it, this kind of promoting may light a few switches in the minds of younger individuals who want to get into photography but don’t have a small fortune to spend on a digital system.
People who are more into artistic photography will eventually turn to film and stay with it (if they become aware of it). There is no comparing the satisfaction you get or the beauty of a print made in the darkroom to a digital image from Photoshop…but you all know this of course. The trick is to make others know this as well. The best way to promote something like this is showing your passion for it to those who will listen.
Ken Rockwell’s Web site promote film use, whether intentional or not. He gets a lot of newbie viewers so there you go…
We should stop saying “film is not dead” it’s like saying “I’m not stupid” it just makes most suspect that you are.
Finally, maybe people will get fed up of buying new cameras because the one they have doesn’t work with their new computer or the battery is discontinued or that the LCD screen went blank…whatever. Maybe they will get fed up of just burning up all their money continuously trying to keep up to date with technology and it’s frivolous upgrades. Maybe, just maybe they will realize that the benefit of digital is outweighed by its drawbacks…or at least some may.
If film is discontinued completely, I will buy a plate camera and make my own custom emulsions, I just like the process too much. In fact I see this as my next step up sometime soon.
Last edited by Alexis M; 04-05-2012 at 12:41 PM. Click to view previous post history.