That you can shoot anything on film and it will make a great image. Just because you're shooting on film doesn't make you a good photographer.
You've just received a last minute commission not knowing what you'll be shooting. What do you pack?
My Canon 5D MKIV, 24-70mm f.2.8 Lens, 100mm f.2.8 Macro Lens, some filters, Pentax 67, 105mm f.2.4 Lens, Canon EOS3 35mm film body (it's nice because it has a EF mount so I can also use my digital lenses) and my Nikonos IV-A. Film wise I really like Kodak Gold 200 ISO, It's super cheap and I really love the tones. For something more professional a couple of rolls of Kodak Portra 400 ISO & 800 ISO.
Have you learned any pro tips the hard way you're keen to share?
Make sure when you're loading your film that it catches and actually winds forward. I know you don't want to waste any frames but rather waste a frame or 2 than shooting a whole roll on the same frame and not having any images in the end. This has happened and yes it was on a paid shoot.
How did you get into shooting on film? What/who were your influences?
The first image I ever took was on my mom's old rangefinder. It had some film in and I took some shots. I really liked the sound of the shutter and looking at the world through the viewfinder. I have always been more of an introvert and I guess hiding behind the camera observing life was a perfect fit.
Favourite film stock?
Cheap film Kodak Gold and more expensive film Kodak Portra 400 ISO.
Expired film. Overrated or worth the risk?
I love shooting the occasional roll of expired film. I have had some really cool results, but I will never take the risk shooting a roll on a project where I need consistent images.
What does your camera collection look like? Do any of the cameras have an interesting story?
I have a couple of cameras, Pentax 67, Polaroid 635, Olympus OM10, Nikonos IV-A, Canon EOS3, Canon AE-1, Pentax Spotmatic F, Brownie Reflex and a Halina Viceroy. My digital gear is all Canon. At the moment I really love my Nikonos, I've been looking for one for super long and eventually found one in a tiny camera shop on a recent trip to Taiwan.
What does the future of film look like?
Bright! It will never die. You will always have the loyal photographers that shoot film for the discipline it teaches you and the amazing grain and tones you get and on the other hand you will from now on also have all the people shooting on film because they think it's cool and makes for good images.