Quote Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
No, this isn't about your ability. It is about the business of photography. Just because you are capable of shooting film, it does not mean you can make a successful business out of your photography. You must have a market for you works. And clients who are willing to pay for your services at your asking price. And whether or not you can fulfill your client's expectations with the necessary turn around time. I am pretty sure it is not a smart idea to promote yourself as a film wedding photographer in order to define your niche market and your style.... you have to ask yourself if the couples would care if the photos are shot with film or digital?? All they want is good quality photos. Not all couples are art majors. Not all couples know anything about photography.
People like stories and reasons. Film doesn't need to be "the" story or reason but it can be easily used as another thing to help people make a choice or remember you.

That really isn't why Jose or Jonathan use film though.

Two of the reasons are 1-that they can use films intrinsic qualities to reliably get a beautiful salable product with the specific qualities they want and 2-the production workflow is simple and very high quality; Shoot, send to a really good lab, receive proofs and scans back from lab, show client proofs, send orders to lab, receive finished stuff, take cash, deliver.

To the best of my knowledge these guys, like Henri Cartier-Bresson, don't do the back end work themselves; so they get to spend their time on more profitable work like looking for more gigs or putting on seminars.