Photography before the era of digital cameras was a different experience. It was a time where photographers had to manually develop film in a darkroom, often with chemicals and a great deal of patience. The process of capturing the image was much harder, as the camera was less sensitive to light and the photographer had to be more mindful of the amount of light they were exposing the film to. Photos taken with film required manual adjustments and could take days or weeks to process and develop. Additionally, the cost of developing film was much greater than with digital cameras, making it more expensive to capture images. Photography before the digital era was more time consuming, costly, and technically difficult, but it held a certain charm that is often lacking in modern digital photography.