To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens—the faster the better. You'll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8 or f/1.4 being ideal. Many photographers like myself like to use fast prime lenses when shooting photographs that they want visible bokeh in. Another name for bokeh is depth of field it makes the subject stand out by blurring out the objects in the background. I prefer this because it makes images more dramatic and the focus is the person or subject rather than get distracted by the background. In nature shots this is the most preferred style of picture, for example if you take a picture of a leaf you want just the leaf in the shot not the tree and other leafs.
Typically i take pictures of my sister for photography so she's used to me asking, though it sometimes still takes some sort of bribery. She is good at modeling, I love the different emotions her face expresses. I personally love portraits so when i'm taking pictures of people it's usually the face I focus on. I'll place my sister in a place that has good lighting because i like pictures with lots of exposure and bright highlights. When using my Canon i would usually put it on the soft feature so with the bright light the image is soft and so is the models face.
When shooting with friends and family it's a lot easier to experiment with different angles and ideas because i'm comfortable and familiar with them, Unlike someone i don't know as well, i don't know which lighting, angle, or zoom would look best. So that's why i will choose my sister or a friend as my top choice when i'm taking pictures.
One area where I see film having a clear advantage over digital is in natural light. Film is meant to be shot in natural light, and that’s where it thrives. It is much more forgiving when it comes to overexposure, and it doesn’t blow out highlights as easily as digital cameras. Film has a huge advantage in dynamic range and recording highlights. We take for granted the fact that specular highlights and bright sunsets look the way they do in painting and on film. Film records and reproduces a broader range of color. This is important for wild landscapes, and my personal favorite sun sets. I love the raw look you have with film, where as digital it's easy to manipulate an image to the exact way you want it to be. With film its one shot no mistakes, its a risk. Film is great for long exposures, you may have some color shift or loss of speed due to reciprocity issues but the image still has great quality. Almost no digital camera can do double exposure like a film camera can. With digital its easy for files to get lost or deleted but with film your negatives that can last a lifetime to be used over and over again.
References: http://www.slrlounge.com/film-still-better-digital/ http://screenrant.com/movie-technology-film-vs-digital-mikee-105167/
by Kaeris Cicchino