5 reasons you should buy a film camera over a disposable

a girl holding a vintage film camera
(Image credit: Future)

In recent years there’s been a resurgence of people shooting film. There’s something alluring about the art of analog photography that you just don’t get with digital cameras. The element of surprise and the potential to get it completely wrong make it both exciting and a little daunting, and yet so many people are investing in film cameras and/or ditching digital altogether.

One of the most popular types of film cameras for those who don’t really know anything about photography is disposables. The best disposable cameras are easy to use, relatively cheap to buy and require no prior knowledge of ISO, shutter speed or aperture to operate. The quality of images you get from disposable cameras isn’t amazing, but that’s also sort of the charm. I’ve never quite been able to put my finger on why we love the disposable aesthetic so much, but I am also guilty of it.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.