I don’t think I’ve shared one of my other passions with you guys.
You know I love photography. Teddie. Good food. (And yet – I’m still single. It’s not like I’m asking for a diamond ring…just a nice barn with an indoor would be nice.)
But part of that “photography” field includes film photography.
I hear you already – “But Jess, isn’t that a little…well, archaic?”
No. It’s not. Film is magnificent. Film is better than digital. With the digital revolution, everyone is forgetting about film, ad everybody and their brothers is becoming a photographer.*
Film is sharp where digital is soft. What is a sea of green for a field in a digital photo, in film you can count the blades of grass. Film makes you pay attention to what you’re shooting. With a digital camera, you are limited by your sensor. With film, you’re not limited at all – but rather, it depends on how good your photo lab is and their capabilities of scanning and printing.
And c’mon…how exciting is it to shoot a roll of film, get it developed and printed, and only then see how your shots came out?!
In case you couldn’t tell – I’d remembered about my long lost love and randomly shot a roll of film this morning. While I’m far from considering these candid snapshots works of art – it was definitely a good reminder that I need to shoot film more often!
Of course, being able to develop and print them myself while at work only adds to the excitement
Have you ever shot film before/do you have any interest in it?
What’s one of your “long lost loves” that not everyone knows about you?
*This isn’t meant to be taken offensively – after all, I shoot digitally 99.9% of the time, except for when I’m in the mood to play with some film. Just an observation!