The camera shakes back into the limelight

More than a decade after it was written as a 20th century relic, many millennials are lining up next to their smartphones or DSLRs to photograph the old fashioned way. Like vinyl, typewriters and other analogue techs, the endless appeal of grainy, light-streaked color-saturated images that click on the analogue camera seems to be making a comeback to professionals and professionals. amateurs alike. After all, shooting with a movie is no different to digital. Recent statistics also point to an increase in the number of people choosing analogue cameras, with an increase in year-on-year film roll sales of 5% since 2016. The question is, in what age us smartphones and digital cameras. 'conversion time', what do people draw in similarities?

Angalog means discipline

The resurgence of interest in analogue cameras has encouraged more and more fans to shoot movie photos, providing a different shooting experience and a digitally different look. Bengaluru-based photographer Santanu Chakraborty said, I think, people, are tired of the visual similarity of digital photographs. Using similar software, millions create similar images. ”For Delhi-based artist Ashish Sahoo, who only uses analogue cameras, the shift happened when he discovered digital was so easy. By analogy, I am more disciplined when it comes to the composition of a shot, he says.


Photographers come out with only 24 or 36 frames compared to the hundred available when using a digital camera. Sarbajoy Paul, a 25-year-old photography enthusiast from Kolkata, says, In the process of analogy, I can create moments, not just capture them on camera.

'If Gen Z wants to use a film camera, they should'

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After 35 years of analogue photography, I felt like I was given digital photography. While an analogue camera that runs out is contrary to the spirit and character of the Gen Z, if one wants to use film cameras, they must do so.

Raghu Rai

'Creating b&w images easily'

Ashish Sahoo in darkroom 1

Many portrait and wedding photos prefer analogue cameras, as they are allowed to charge a heavy fee because the film has a different look and feel than digital. Chaitanya Guttikar, a photographer and videographer from Pune, tells us, While developing film colors is a bit complicated, black and white are very easy.

What is the cost?

Main camera: Rs 3,000-Rs 5,000

Rolls: Rs 1,500 for five

Development process: Rs 1,000 for five rolls

Digitization: Rs 1,500 for five rolls

Here's what you need to do at home movies:

Bag change

Generating tanks and spirals

Chemicals: developer, stop bath and fixer

Four beakers (one for water and the rest, for chemicals)

Flowing water

Drying cabinet (or a dust-free place to dry out the generated negatives)


Here's what you need to print pictures at home:

A wider one

Roads (preferably four)

Super beakers

Good running mineral water

An efficient exhaust system that easily clears the chamber of fume chemicals

Did you know?

Modern cameras evolved from camera obscura - a box with a pinhole used to project inverted images onto a plain surface