I occasionally get asked why I would shoot film when digital is so easy and so much better. “I’ll just use my phone” they say. They certainly have a good point. I’ve written before about making great photos with a smartphone, and good photos are possible. But there is a look from film, a feeling almost, that is not easy to replicate.The above photograph was made with my Pixel 2. I used portrait mode to simulate the depth of field (blurring the background) and it’s definitely a pic I’d share on social media. The color is very good and the image is track sharp. But it doesn’t necessarily move me.This picture was taken with a film camera, a Nikon F, using an old 105mm lens and Fujifilm Color 200 consumer grade film, developed in my kitchen sink and scanned in my dining room. This is a photograph I will enlarge and print to hang in my house. It is soft in the right way and the feeling is much more natural and it really moves me.This is why I still shoot film.