I’ve been shooting digital for a year or so. Although I was aware of film, shooting with it didn’t really cross my mind until I found the forgotten gem that is my father’s Canon EOS Rebel X. It may not be the coolest or most expensive camera out there, but you know how I feel about using what you have.
Without mentioning the classic cliches to support why I chose to begin shooting with film and why I plan on continuing to do so, I’ll just say this. It’s quite a different process — taking a photo and not being able to see the result immediately is weird in today’s digital world. It’s challenging, and I like it. This is my first post in the series that’s simply titled ‘Film’. Here are the highlights from my first roll — Kodak BW400CN (it’s available in 24- and 36- exposure rolls).
In retrospect, the incorrect exposure of many of the photos may be due to my not setting the ISO on the camera to match that of the film. Black and white film is relatively difficult to begin with nonetheless. I made sure to match the ISO setting for my next roll which I’m currently working on. I decided to go with color this time. We’ll see how it turns out soon.
Check out more from Film Rekinded here.