Angelica is 22 years old from Santa Ana
"In many ways, the world has come a long way. We have become increasingly innovative with new technologies and weapons to execute our jobs swiftly. Some might even say that we’ve even become inconsequentially lazy. While this is (unfortunately) somewhat true, there are still those who appreciate going the extra mile and putting in a little more work. While using a digital camera can be beneficial because it's fast and easy. Film photography offers an experience unlike any other. If you understand how an analog camera functions, there is no limit to your creativity.
Film photography has officially been around since 1839. That year a photograph was processed on a metal. Of course, as the years progressed we’ve managed to have our images processed on paper and now, we don’t even need paper. Most images are saved in our computers. Personally for me, I love film because of the quality and excitement it brings. In my head, I create what I want other to see, and with an analog camera, I somewhat blindly try to duplicate the image in my head with the knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my years of shooting. The rush of developing your own photographs (or getting your photographs processed) and finally seeing the finished product is incredible and almost addicting. Mistakes will always be present in photographs especially while using film. Light leaks, scratches on the film and underexposed/overexposed images will always present in at least one or two images in a roll. Depending on what kind of a person you are, you might learn to appreciate those flaws that film photography has to offer.
That being said, I encourage all enthusiastic photographers to try using a 35mm camera. No, I don’t mean one of those automatic ones with a built in flash. I mean a REAL 35mm camera, like a canon AE-1. If possible, try and develop your own images too! Do yourself a favor and experiment. Try and learn the basics and you might end up falling in love."