Film and Photography
For those who still use color print film, it is still available; color slide film much less so. As film tends to be cheaper in North America and Europe, it’s best to bring as much as possible. If purchasing film in Argentina, check the expiration date, especially in out-of-the-way places. In the capital and larger tourist centers, competent print-film processing is readily available and moderately priced, but it’s better to hold slide film until returning to your home country if possible (but store it under cool, dark, and dry conditions).
Environmental conditions can affect the quality of your shots and the type of film you should use. Bright sun can wash out photographs; in these circumstances, it’s best to use a relatively slow film, around ASA 64 or 100, and a polarizing filter to reduce glare. A polarizing filter also improves contrast, dramatizing the sky and clouds, but can result in a dark foreground.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition