I use a Canon A1 camera loaded with an assortment of Kodak Gold 200, Kodak Ultramax 400, Fuji C200, Ektar 100.
I took a black and white film photography course offered by the art department at my school as my introduction to photography.
I mostly take pictures of nature and man made objects that showcase the power of human engineering (like buildings + bridges).
The scans I receive are very large, so instead of hosting them here and clogging up my local disk, I let Google Photos do the heavy lifting!
I shoot film for the following reasons (and no others):
- I own a film camera.
- The "out of the box" (no post processing in software) colors coming off of old school film look better to me than those from cheap digital cameras. Note that I do not make the general assertion that film colors look better than digital colors, just that a cheap film camera out-competes a cheap digital. I have no doubt that high quality digital cameras are the best equipment for photography, it is just that I do not want to pay for a high quality digital camera because I do not take photography very seriously.
- I can make my own prints (my brother and I got an enlarger for free on Craigslist) without having to use a digital printer.
- I think the grain patterns in the film look cool, but I also think that adding them to a digital picture is really tacky.
I shoot black and white for the following reasons (and no others):
- When I don't have any color film left.
- I want to develop and print the pictures myself.
- The colors of the subject are going to look "meh" (like an all green forest), and a black and white picture might look more interesting (sometimes colors distract from the contrast that is revealed when the image is B+W).
I make these statements because I do not like the attitude that there are "intangibles" that make film/BW photography superior.