Shooting Film – The Analog Camera

Shooting Film – The Analog Camera

I started my journey in photography in High School. I took a darkroom class my junior year, and instantly clicked. I spent my junior and senior year in the darkroom, managed to build my own darkroom that I set up in the bathroom – much to my wife’s dismay. I still shoot and process film, but have sold the darkroom equipment. I instead have a good scanner and use that to make prints. I still regularly shoot film and have a significant backlog to develop – somewhere around 100-125 rolls of film in the freezer. I shoot more than I have time to process. To keep things interesting, when I am done shooting a roll of film, I throw it in the freezer with all of the other exposed films. There is no organization. When I go to develop, I have absolutely no idea what will be on the roll. It is a complete surprise to me. In the late 90’s, I was shooting film. There really was no such thing as “digital” photography (as we know it today, anyway). I was shooting a Pentax k1000 and a Minolta Maxxum 7. At the time, I was still developing a sense of style and still learning how to shoot. I was working as a photographer here and there, doing portrait work for my day job and moonlighting any chance I could get. At this point, I desperately wanted a Hasselblad 501c. I thought that all of the difficulties that I was having, the reason that many of the images were not working out was that my camera was not good...