See alo Shooting film.
I’ve been shooting film on and off for a couple of months now. First with the Canon 1000D my aunt gave me (with a 18-55 F/3.5-5.6) and later with a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm F/1.8 (which was a gift from Manuel). The AE-1 is still in great condition, has a working light meter and it’s really fun to shoot with.
And this week I finally had my first shot developed. I had them scanned and put on a cd right away, since printing was/is a lot more expensive and I wanted them digital anyway (that’s kind of a weird twist right?). Picked them up last night and oh my, they are looking good.
The best thing about it? I shot these over a period of 6 months and I didn’t have a clue what I had shot exactly. So in a way, these images are memories. Where a digital camera gives you the immediate satisfaction of being able to (re)view your shot, an analog camera frees you up to be creative in the moment and not “worry” about what the photo is going to look like because there isn’t anything you can do about it, so you might as well shoot. Love it.
In this batch of film, most of the shots were from my 2 trips to London in September, you can find the full set here and some examples bellow.