As a photographer, I’ve been paying particular attention recently to the work that inspires me. Images that really tug at my heart strings and speak to my soul.
I’ve noticed a trend. Film.
There’s just something about it that can’t be mimicked in digital. Sure, film is expensive, but I’ve decided it’s an investment I’m willing to make to produce art I can be really proud of.
So, this week, I bought a medium format film camera, a Sekonic light meter, The Film is Not Dead book by Jonathan Canlas, and beaucoup Fuji 400h film.
So far, only the book has arrived, so I’ve immersed myself in it. I can’t say enough great things about it for those who are curious about experimenting with film!
Canlas writes like he speaks, and I love that style. Some of my favorite excerpts so far include:
“The depth of field is unreal, like bokeh so buttery you’d swear it belongs on your toast.”
“Have backup gear for your backup gear. I have 4 Contax 645’s not because I shoot them all, but because I am backed the buck up.” Censorship, there’s the Elementary Ed. major in me.
“Shoot what you love. After a while, you’ll notice a certain voice/ look/ style/ ethos in your photos. That’s your vision, and it only becomes clearer with more shooting.”
“Wasting film is lame. And somewhere, a unicorn dies for your mistake.”
Getting a shot of this book without Pup in it was harder than getting into college. Heaven forbid I try to do something that doesn’t involve playing with her!
Really, look at this face.
Happy Good Friday, everyone! And GOOD NEWS IT IS, FOR HE IS RISEN!