Film photography as a means of just recording events — snapshots, newspapers, magazines — is probably dying, or at least will never be as popular as it used to be. But, film photography as an art form will probably never die. After all, it is just another medium in which an artist can express themselves if they so choose. Painting did not die with the invention of the camera, despite what some people believed!
All of the major manufacturers have already discontinued most of their film product lines. So, it’s pretty clear that the mainstream of photographers have moved to digital, and digital has already replaced 35mm format film. Of course, it’ll take a while before the billions of film cameras out there completely disappear, and in the mean time you can always learn to develop your film by yourself.
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