The saying goes that with most black and white film, you can get all of the forgiveness in the world. For the most part that's true; and that's why so many schools encourage students to start out with black and white film if they're teaching film photography.
Indeed, black and white film shooting also makes you think in a different way about the images that you're going to shoot--and that teaches you to look at scenes in a way that digital won't necessarily do. With lots of new photographers getting into the game, many are also trying to experience film for themselves for the first time. Why? Well, lots of these new folks haven't had that experience. . thephoblographer.com