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The ancestor of digital photography! Of course, you've heard of film, negatives, dark rooms, etc. KAZoART wants to prove that analog photography is not an outdated technique. It still appeals to both young and experienced artists. So, don't wait any longer to take a look at our selection of film photography.
All the photographers of the 19th and early 20th centuries inevitably had to use film photography: Lewis Carroll (Portrait of Alice Liddell), Robert Doisneau (Le baiser de l’Hôtel de ville), Helmut Newton (Women in black and white), Henri Cartier-Bresson (Belgium. Brussels. 1932.), etc.
Of course, the technique has progressed and improved over time, but gradually become less popular in favour of digital photography, although many photographers are still attached to it for the quality of the grain and its authenticity.
Film photographs result from a photochemical reaction. The film consists of a carrier foil, usually plastic, which is covered with silver halide crystals. The layer of silver halide crystals reacts when in contact with light to produce the image. Depending on the grain of the film, the result may vary in terms of brightness and contrast.
This technique is adored by many for being "old school", although it is a long-winded and expensive process. Long-winded, because the photographs must be developed in a laboratory. Expensive because one must buy a new film once the old one is full, unlike digital photography where a memory card can simply be emptied onto a computer, and reused.
However, the resulting developed photos are unique, which is well worth the few extra tasks that film photography entails. In fact, for most film photography fanatics these extra steps involved in developing photos become an enjoyable part of the process.