Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cora Álvarez - 5 things I love about Film

22-year-old Barcelona-based photographer Cora Álvarez has been shooting on both film and digital, but mostly with a Canon AT-1 from her dad.

Cora who was just featured on Shooting Film last month now coming back to share with us some reasons that make her always love shooting film.

1. The magic. That's how I can describe film photography. Film has something that digital don't, and it's that halo surrounding around photos, the sense of warmth. I think it's fascinating and mysterious.

2. The types of films. The different types of film you can choose. Sometimes maybe you just want a "normal" one but you can make amazing and different effects if you choose a crazy film and have really original photos when you reveal them.

3. Thinking more. Film helps you to think more before taking shots and finally you value more what you're doing because you have to choose more accurately and that's something that we don't really do with digital.

4. The focus. Film helps you to focus more on the light because you have to know what parameters to choose when making pictures without previewing it, because until you reveal it you won't know if it was well exposed or not.

5. The surprise. Sometimes you can have these "failures" in the photos because of the film, like the light leaks, but I really love that, I think that's part of the magic of analogue.

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  1. Amazing post! Thank you for sharing. I agree with all aforementioned things about the film. Check also "Seeking Success? 8 Things You Must Forget About". What do you think about this post? Because I found it useful and inspirational.

  2. Rally i'm inspired after seeing you job and always i applaud such good task .