Well after spending 50 dollars on a camera, 25 on film and processing, and several hours taking only 48 shots I’ve decided that film is not for me.


  1. Hahaha! My grandpa just sent me his old Canon. I'm guessing I'll come to the same conclusion, but I gotta try.

  2. Oh that's too bad... I had a great first experience in the darkroom last month. From my 20 exposures of legos I made a contact sheet and one enlargement.

    It did take a ...long... while.

  3. a long while is relative...yours is an instant generation, this is not a criticism just an observation. Anticipation and patience, is what is really developed in a darkroom. Are these traits out-dated?

  4. Hmmmmm . . . maybe not out of date, but perhaps differently used????

    I have a pictures which required hours of hiking to get. I have left the shutter open for half the night getting getting star trails, I've chased a lone butterfly halfway up Moscow Mountain while trying to get close enough to get a clear shot. The process of digital photography is so different from that of film, the way I frame and compose my shots, dialing down f-stops and playing with exposure times - all of this is done blindly when I shoot with film. No longer can I shoot and see, and learn from that shot. No longer can I explore with my camera. I can not test and test and retest. I cannot discover a angle, I cannot find a new light. I have 24 shots. I have 3 rolls. I cannot discover anything new during a shoot. I can only document. It's a very different way of capturing images. When you can take countless shots, when you can learn as you go, when you can see the effect your changes make - well it's just very different.