Classic Never Dies: The Film Cameras’ Return
Film cameras are once again getting that recognition and popularity among the younger generation. Despite having several apps that would make your photos look vintage and grainy; the experience you get with film photography is different. It’s special and authentic; plus it gives you that nostalgic feeling.
If you want to start your journey in film photography, you can try disposable film cameras which are totally great for beginners. They are lightweight, portable, and very easy to use.
There are a lot of shops where you can buy film cameras. You can scroll through Facebook Marketplace, Carousell, and Instagram.
Here are 8 Instagram shops that you might want to check out.
From its name, you would certainly know that they love anything vintage, particularly film. They offer cameras, batteries, lenses, and films.
Established in 2017, this IG shop offers cameras, from disposable, plastic toys, to point-and-shoot ones. In addition, they sell different kinds of 35mm film rolls.
Here, you can find different film cameras. So, if you’re planning to make film photography as a hobby, you can check out this camera store. They also offer worldwide shipping.
Similar to the previous shop, they also sell various point-and-shoot film cameras. They offer a 30-day warranty for all their products.
Located in Pasig, this shop is another film camera store where you can find a bunch of point-and-shoot cameras.
KFilmshop is a vintage camera store based in Makati. They also offer worldwide shipping.
This film camera shop aims to make film photography affordable to everyone. They have worldwide shipping and offer a 1-month warranty for their cameras.
Established in 2020, this camera store is based in Antipolo City. They give a 7-day warranty to their film cameras.
Where to process your films
Sunny 16 Lab is Asia’s premiere film processing lab. They offer processing, scanning, and printing services. You can place your order online or you can visit their headquarters located in Quezon City. They are open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM. Also, they even have a cafe or lounge for you to stay at while waiting for your films. If you’re interested, you can check out their Instagram or their website for more information.
Celebrities using film cameras
Many local celebrities and content creators are seen to be trying out this previously-dying art. They even have their own Instagram account dedicated to their processed film photos. These include YouTubers; Ry Velasco, Thatsbellayt, Rei Germar, and Claudine Co, to name a few.
Adding to our list, we have the long-time celebrity couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos, as well as the young Kapamilya actor, Joshua Garcia.
The film is dead? I don’t think so. It’s definitely a comeback for the classics! With all these vintage camera stores and people getting into the film; this industry will surely live for years to come. Are you ready to join the film community? Well, this is your sign to try it now!
Erika loves her time being alone but equally enjoy working as part of a team. As a writer, she always wants to have a draft first and then just rewrite everything once it's done and finalized. She is quite outspoken and prefer reading texts out loud. Her favorite things include watching rom-com films/shows, eating sweets, and singing.