I have been shooting digital SLR’s for almost 5 years now, and been shooting part time professional for 2+ years. People ask me why are you shooting film for fun? The problem is I am backwards yes I lived through the 80s and 90s when 35mm was big however I took a back seat to it. I really was not to much into photography then. My mom was a photo journalist in the early 80s, but I never took an interest until I was in my 20s. She had a Canon A1 I would play with as a kid. A few years ago she gave me her A1. I started messing with it. I also started collecting some more cameras like some Nikon and Pentax cameras a co worker was getting rid of.
So now for art I am using film. I like using it for architecture and city scape type of shots. To me it feels more real each shot is at a cost and value. You want that shot to count. So when you take your picture you think allot more about what angle you want to shoot how the light looks and what colors are in the shot.
Right now I am enjoying trying out different film unfortunately more and more types are being discontinued. It seems Fuji Film is keeping more of a variety of film still going than Kodak. Colors contrast and grain are different for each film. It is pretty fun. I am starting to Like FujiColor 200.. It gives some nice greens and blues that are great for architecture pictures but not really for Portraiture. I will post my thoughts on the different film in a later post. I wanted to use this post to show some of my favorite film pictures from the past few months. I want to try 120 film next.
Last month me and my friend John decided to take a day to driver around and take pictures. We went to Athens and Madison GA and all over the place around there. It was 14 hours of straight shooting fun, and I can not wait to do it again.