Shooting with film

Like most photographers today, I converted to shooting on a digital camera & have come to love how much less “fuss” there is on the back end — no stinky darkroom chemicals, no waiting and waiting for an image to be produced, what used to take me 10 hours can now be done in 10 minutes. I also love how with virtually unlimited frames, you can really take risks with what you shoot & get candid/spontaneous moments in a way that’s just not possible when you have to reload every frame. Ahh, instant gratification . . . All that said, I have still always missed the images made on film. Digital has gotten really really close — I’d say about 99% there — but there’s still just something about a shot made on film. I recently lucked into a stash of old film cameras my Dad had hiding up in his attic (he was quite into photography in his day & introduced me to all the greats when I was growing up — we’d spend days looking at images by Bresson, Diane Arbus, Dorthea Lange, & Friedlander, so it shouldn’t have surprised me that there was a treasure trove of cameras to be had). I googled them & found that one of them was a Minolta that later became the Leica film camera that is oh-so-popular among photographers & decided to take it out for a spin on my most recent shoot. The old film didn’t disappoint — still beautiful images & I’m sure I’ll start bringing it along with me on shoots. I am cheating a little bit by getting digital images made so I can still do the after-processing in photoshop & make the images available online to my clients. Old meets new, I suppose. Anyway, enough of my yammering – here’s a few of my film shots:

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