Film is not something I’ve touched since my first year of college – I took AS Photography having no idea I’d have to buy a film camera, film, photo paper and be shoved into a dark room! I shot one roll of film, enough to tick the boxes to finish all my work for the course, put my camera away and haven’t picked it up for six years. (Fun fact: I completely failed this course hahahaha!)
Fast-forward to the present and I’m way more involved with Photography and all the while my old film camera has been in the back of my mind. With a big resurgence for film photography on social media like Instagram, using hashtags like #filmisnotdead, the more pretentious #buyfilmnotmegapixels and the hilariously true #staybrokeshootfilm, the constant exposure convinced me to dig out my camera, set it up and start filling up rolls!
The camera I had originally got for my college course was the Canon AE-1, I’ve ordered a three pack of Superia 400. I’m going to be blogging about the results, lessons learned and experiences as I complete each roll of film here from now on and as for as long as I can afford to continue!