We all have those moments. Moments that we can look back on and say "wow, that really changed my life." Facebook likes to remind us of those moments, lol, and today, it reminded me that two years ago, this day, I shot my first roll of film. I knew how to shoot in manual, I had done that with my digital camera,but this camera was a different beast altogether. The light meter didn't work (corroded battery compartment), in fact, I had no idea if the camera worked, at all. Little did I know that that camera would become one of my most trusted companions many times over.
I remember this day. It was a really beautiful, sunny day. Cold, but beautiful. My sister took me to this nature preserve near my parent's house. I googled the Sunny 16 rule and kind of just played by ear.
Here is (one of) my all time favorite photo(s)-- come on parents, can we really only pick one?-- of my daughter, Jacqueline, playing a forest fairy. I remember seeing this scan. I remember how I felt realizing that that camera, that little flea market Pentax, gave me this BEAUTIFUL photo. I couldn't believe it.
Here we are, two years later and today was an amazing film day as well. I shot two rolls. One is hanging to dry and the other is ready to be sent to the lab. In two years I have come to learn so much. I have started developing my own film, scanning my own film, shooting medium format... and there is still so much more to learn! I can't wait.
Long Live Film