Why the price of 35 mm film has skyrocketed

During the pandemic, 21-year-old Luis Gonzalez fell in love with film photography.

Gonzalez, who enjoys taking photos of landscapes, would go and shoot photos for about two or three hours a week. 

“It’s the part of not knowing what your shot looked like, until you get your scans back, that makes it special,” Gonzalez said. 

But with more budding photographers becoming invested in film, demand has surged, causing prices to skyrocket and leaving film manufacturers struggling to keep up with the renewed interest. Some cameras are now up to five times the cost they were four years ago, while some

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