As I mentioned in my about page that photography is one of my hobbies. What separates me from other amateur photographers is that I don’t use a digital camera to take pictures, I use the old school 35mm film camera. I brought my first 35mm film camera, a Nikon FM10 awhile I was in high school and just two years ago brought another camera, a Canon AE-1.
If you are wondering why I still use film and not digital, well there are several reasons. One reason is that when I shoot with film, there a different feel and thinking of what you are going to take a photo of. With film, it forces you to slow down because you only have 24 or 36 shots, so you want to make them count. With digital you can go crazy and take as many shots you want without thinking about what you are shooting and spend a lot time look at the screen reviewing and deleting pictures. You can’t do that with film, where you have to wait until you develop the film yourself or take it a photo lab that develops film.
Many people would think that film is a obsolete technology like so many other technology that the digital age killed off, but it is still alive. I thought the same thing myself until I got on wordpress and found out that there are still people out there using film. You can read more about Why I shoot film on my photo blog. If you yourself are a digital photographer or thinking about starting photographing, I would highly recommending trying film.