This is one of those, “puts things in perspective” kind of emails. It’s hard to believe that less than five years ago, I was still shooting film. I always loved shooting with film because it’s what I originally learned to shoot with. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally loving digital and would never go back to doing weddings with “exclusively” film. But, a few months back when I did my “green photoshoot” with Eric and Dee, I took my film camera along for the ride. It had been stored in my closet with bundles of film. I had no idea what condition the film was in or whether it had expired, but I figured I’d give it a shot.
Now these are grainy and the color is a bit off. I think that has something to do with the fact that the film was exposed to heat and was a couple of years old and the resolution the lab scanned them at. Still, I think they look kind of cool. Just threw them up here so you can see what I used to work with before digital. I shot in all film and scanned the negs in to edit in Photoshop. Man, think of how workflow has changed since then! Technology is crazy.
I will get some good film soon so I can take some good stuff with my film camera. There is just something about that sound and the smell of the negatives that gets me all warm and fuzzy.