Fun With Film (Personal)
“Film”… the more I look at that word the more foreign and strange it seems to me, and yet, there was a time when it was very much apart of my every day life. It taught me to be thoughtful; I learned to “see” before I pressed the camera’s shutter button. I quickly asked myself, is there anything in this frame that I don’t want in it? Okay- click! I learned patience; no instant gratification here! It takes time to process film, whether I was doing it myself or waiting for the lab. I also learned that film has character – and different types of film can play a character in the story you want to tell, whether it be through grain, brilliance, mid-tones, high contrast – the list goes on. You get to know different types of film and what it’s capable of. Is this chrome? How far do I think I can push/pull it? Film… it’s a great teacher.
Once in awhile I put film in my old Nikon FE with the 50mm f 1.8, and once in awhile I actually get my film processed. This mishmash of images were taken recently, and I actually got my film developed. I used Fuji NPH 400.