One last technical issue is money. Color film costs more than black and white. It also costs more to develop and print. While shooting many photographs of a single subject is just as good an idea in color as in black and white, it is expensive. So, experiment to your heart's content at the start. Later, once your experience grows (and your wallet shrinks), you'll probably want to be more conservative. Try to make every shot count. Don't stop bracketing, but be careful not to waste color film on subjects that are only moderately interesting. Hold out for the really good stuff.
Student photograph by John Strange, Jr.
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Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.