Analogue only: West Yorkshire Cameras keeping film alive in England
posted Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:22 PM EDT
With a seemingly steady stream of news about more and more companies ceasing production of different films, it might surprise you to hear that there's a store in England that is not only holding onto film, but eschewing digital altogether.
West Yorkshire Cameras is located in Leeds Corn Exchange and they buy, sell, repair and refurbish all sorts of analog camera gear. They carry accessories too. While you will find modern lenses that can work on your digital cameras, you won't find any digital cameras themselves at the shop.
Fstoppers' Jack Alexander recently chatted with Howard from West Yorkshire Cameras about their business. One of the questions was where does all this gear come from? Turns out it's mostly sourced from the public, which can make it tricky to predict when certain pieces of gear may arrive at the shop, if they ever do.
There is much more to learn from Jack's discussion with Howard, including film versus digital and what advantages film may still have, so be sure to check it out. If you're interested in what film photography might be able to do for your photography, check out these eight reasons why digital photographers should try shooting film. And remember, you don't have to break the bank to get into shooting film, even medium format film.
It's clear that film isn't dead yet, especially with dedicated camera stores and photographers like West Yorkshire Cameras finding success in keeping it alive.