Film is the component of the photographic process that captures the image you are photographing. It is important to choose the right film. There are a number of factors which differentiate different films:

Aside from these factors, there are also a few rules to always keep in mind when choosing film:

  • Always use fresh film. Un-expired film can do funny things to your images. Colors can shift creating inaccurate or unsaturated color in your images.
  • Always have enough film, it's better to carry around a little extra film than to run out of film when you really need it.
  • Always store your film is a cool environment. If you don't mind giving up a little space in your refrigerator, this is the best place for photographic film. Keeping it cool keeps it at its "freshest."