The film camera. Something of the past. Something I wish I knew more about. Recently, I was in West Vancouver along the stretch of beach known as Spanish Banks. My buddy and I were walking around with a camera, when an older gentleman with a camera came up behind us, and posed us with a question: "Are you guys old enough to remember film?", and I'm glad he asked it. My answer to that question is slightly. I do remember my mom taking photos with an automatic film camera, and going with her to get them developed, but that hasn't been the case for a number of years. It brought me to the conclusion that film photography is turning out to just be something of the past, and almost no one is still taking on the challenge. He also added in the fact that on a nice day like the one we were having, he'd be shooting around 500 dollars worth of film. That may be why almost everyone has switched to digital photography, due to the sheer price factor, and how much cheaper it is for someone to shoot digitally. Personally, I think it would be great if more people from younger generations (like mine) would attempt shooting with film. It's almost a lost form of art, that relies on precision, rather than experimentation. A way to master camera technique without the help of digital aids: pure, raw skill. I think film photography is something I want to tackle in the near future: test myself, and see if I really do have the raw skills and technique to take photographs without the safe haven of the LCD screen that shows me what I'm doing wrong.