Welcome to a new blog series called Shot on Film! At the end of August, I picked up an old film camera my father-in-law gave me a few years ago (that I never thought I’d have any use for) and started messing around with it. To my surprise, my digital lenses fit the old 35mm camera he gave me. And as they say…the rest is history! Shooting on film has reinvigorated my love for photography and the beauty of the simple things.
Shooting on film is different from shooting on a digital camera. The main difference is there isn’t the instant ability to look at the back of the camera to see what I captured. When I finish a roll of film, I send it off to a lab that processes it and sends the images back in a series of digital scans. This process takes a couple of week so I have to wait for the final results. It’s intimidating, yet exciting! Another perk of shooting on film is the minimal editing required once I receive the scans back. It’s saved me hours of work for my personal images and is a much welcomed break!
Shooting on film has helped me slow down and think about what I’m capturing before clicking away. I’m still learning and it’s challenging, but I love everything about it. The sound of a new roll of film loading brings me joy. I have yet to shoot a client session on any film, just everyday inspirations, walks around the neighborhood, my travels and the kids. I’ve tried to keep it simple as I learn the basics. I’d love to eventually add it client sessions, but for now, I’m still getting comfortable with the whole process.
Now…without further adieu, here are the first two rolls of film I ever shot. Check out more of my adventures on film here.
Shot on a Canon EOS Rebel GII 35mm Camera with Kodak Tri-X 400 Black and White and Porta 400 Film
Check out more of my adventures on film here.