Analog photographyis a misnomer for Film Photography which uses a physical, non-electronic recording medium (e.g.,photographic filmorplate), where light is captured by sensitive silver particles, and the image will remain printed when processed chemically. This method was traditionally used for more than a century, prior to more recentDigital Photographybased on electronic sensors.Lomographydefines analog photography as 'photography using an analog camera and film'.This is incorrect as analog (or analogue) describes an instrument whose output is the continuous function of time, which has a constant relation to the input. Neither film nor film cameras are analog.
Contrary to the belief that digital photography gave a death blow to Film, film photography not only survived, but actually expanded across the globe.With the renewed interest in traditional photography, new organizations (like Film Is Not Dead, Lomography) were established and new lines of products helped to perpetuate film photography. In 2017, BH Photo & Video, an e-commerce site for photographic equipment, stated that film sales were increasing by 5% each year in the recent past.. Japan Times claimed that though Film Photography is a "dying art", the country could be the starting point of a movement led by young photographers to keep film alive.First Post claimed that a vast majority of photographers are slowly coming back to film.