You know it's been a long time since you've made a blog post when you log in and there's a new interface! Hahaha, what a way to be welcomed back. 😏 The world is slower than the last time I posted, so I thought it fitting that my first post of 2020 be about something slow - film photography!
I'm no stranger to film. Back when I was a kid (AKA before the internet), all I had were 35mm and 110 cameras. They were point and shoot cameras and they always got the job done. While not the best looking photos in the world, the pictures I have from the 80s and 90s remind me that I always carried a camera, and not once regretted it. When I was in high school, we had a Minolta SLR as our family camera and boy, did I love that thing (even though I had no idea what I was doing and the pictures to prove it). Fast forward to now, and while I think I know more about photography now, using that knowledge with an old medium like film seems almost foreign. It's like learning a new genre of photography almost, and with film, there is so much to learn.
So why film? I have plenty of digital DSLRs and mirrorless cameras and lenses to keep me busy. The truth is, I love going back through old photos. I started noticing that often times I'd look at a set of photos I shot on my DLSR, and sometimes wouldn't remember the experience. I know it happened, and I know I was there, but the actual memories were either weak or nonexistent. Everyone always says that shooting film forces you to slow down and really consider the moment, so I figured why not?