"So, why do you shoot with film?" he asked me as I loaded my camera up with a fresh roll of Fuji 400h. I was there to take his baby's newborn pictures and he was just making friendly conversation as I was getting setup. And yet I felt my palms start to sweat and I heard myself fumbling words about "art" and "highlights" and "process" before I sheepishly replied "I just like it."
I realized that morning that I needed to do a better job of communicating my love of film to my clients. How could I expect them to love and appreciate it if I wasn't even able to tell them why I do in the first place?