I’ve been going through some of my old film and slide scans, trying to find some inspiration. Looking back, I see and feel that I spent a lot more time and effort with film photos than I do with digital. I know digital allows us to make mistakes and correct them on spot, but also allows us to be lazy, to increase our odds of getting the photo we’d like by shooting more at no added cost, but I’m not sure how much I like that. To me it’s a bit more rewarding to visualize a photo, attempt to take it, and either be rewarded with success, or to learn from my mistakes and try again with past lesson learned. But then again, I’ve use my DSLR 98% of the last two years, so who am I to complain?
I can still see a strong argument for film, both for it’s look and feel as well as the amount of effort that goes into a photo. I really am going to try and push myself to shoot a few rolls ofer the next few weeks, just to remind myself where I started and that it’s still there for me to shoot. I’ve also been contemplating the “$50 Film Camera Project” over on Epic Edits, maybe that will be the motivation I need to get me going. I will post a followup here if that happens to be the case.