Thiago Biá is a Brazilian photographer, based-in São Paulo. He first got into photography for about 10 years ago, and has been shooting film for more than 2 years now.
Thiago just joined with us in a film photography project last month. There are many reasons to keep him on shooting film and he would like to share 5 main things of them in this article.
1. The cost of equipment. Compared to digital, a good set of lens costs less. So, with analogue photography I'm be able to do better photos.
2. Film photography is the antidote for what we called here, in Brazil, "nervous finger". It's the habit of taking 2000 photos on a trip, shooting without thinking. Now, in a entire week visiting a new city, I don't take more then 70 pictures. Always carry 2 rolls of film and that's it. This allows me to take pictures more consciously, thinking in photometry, composition, etc.
3. When I develop a film, I immediately make the impressions of the photos. So, I don't accumulate digital files and don't have the risk of losing it all in a computer crash. With the quantity of photos I used to take on digital format, it was hard to choose which I will print. And I just love to have printed pictures, organize albums and show then to my friends.
4. For my kind of work, the quality of film is very superior. The definition of photos, the light leaks, the texture of the printed files. I just love all these.
5. I love the sound of old cameras working.
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