First off, happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m wearing green; are YOU?! If you aren’t and I happen to pass by you, watch out. I’ve got a mean punch!
I remember when I got my first digital camera – it was Canon point and shoot in 2002. I can’t remember which exact one it was, but I do remember feeling the POWER of digital and how I loved how I can delete all my “fat” photos right on the spot. “Oh, look at that. I forgot to suck in my tummy.” *DELETE* That was about the same time that UC Berkeley began using Facebook, and my uploading of photos to social media was never the same again. I’ve only been using digital cameras since 2002, but I already began missing the organic look of film beginning last year. So what does an impulsive girl like myself do when that happens? Well, I go buy a Canon 1V, a bunch of Fujifilm and Kodak film and shoot away. Mark is NOT a fan of this trait.
The first roll I received back I made the mistake of not getting the images scanned. The second roll (some exposures seen below) came back much better than the first. I forgot how patient I have to be with film; the immediacy of knowing whether or not I nailed my exposure is a little stressful, but it’s liberating at the same time. It’s forced me to slow down and not take advantage of the machine-gun shutter I’m so used to. And how about the anticipation for your film to come back from the lab? Well, I’m still getting used to that.
Here’s my pup Saka. Isn’t he the cutest dog in America??! He’s half Yorkie half Dachshund = a Dorkie.
Mark drinking his coffee. He hates this photo, but it’s not always about him, now is it?!
These last ones are from a wedding I assisted with a couple weeks ago with Lin & Jirsa. It was such a great experience, and I learned so much from the master photographer that day, Chris. I can’t wait to shoot more weddings! The energy at weddings are unlike any other – I absolutely love them. I have much more taken with my DSLR, but here are the few film ones I managed to get that day.
So tell me, what do you think of film versus digital? I’d love to hear!