For a long time I’ve wanted to go back to shooting film. I have had a 35mm and a Seagull TLR for a long time.
The Seagull is a whole different world from the 35mm camera. It has a waist level view finder, and it is manual focus. Something that I don’t have a lot of experience with yet! I’ve shot two rolls on the Seagull and have never gotten the film developed yet. I just finished one this weekend, and I don’t even know where the other one is (or what is on it!) - its been THAT long! Also, the screen is reversed and, because its a twin lens, what you see is not exactly what you get.
I have an expired roll of film in the 35mm that I’m slowly working through. Working with expired film is a crapshoot - no clue how it will come out, so really, its about learning the camera again rather than how the film shoots. Which, for me, is fun. I have a ton of old rolls that I've found around the house. Most expired five or more years ago.
I received some new rolls of film in the mail this week that I’m planning to use to start learning how the film works.
My super exciting thing is that I have a new camera on the way soon - a Hasselblad 501C. My plan is to really get to know that camera with one specific type of film and then branch out.
I know I am nerdy, but I am really excited about this part of my journey. I will be sharing images from time to time here on my blog. So now, a question or two for you…Do you shoot film? Any suggestions for subjects to practice shooting on? Leave a message in the comments!