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The title of this blog states “Family, Running, Life on Film & Digital Media”. Today I wish to touch a bit on my love of film. For me friends film is more of a comfort food. A heaping bowl of mac & cheese on a cold rainy afternoon. You see I began making photographs long before digital photography was popular. My first camera was a Kodak Disc camera, followed shortly after by my first SLR, a Minolta 7000i.
I continued to use print film in my SLR until I made the enormous discovery of slide film. Most importantly Kodak Kodachrome slide film and I never looked back. Sure I loaded the occasional roll of black & white film but most of my photography was shot on Kodachrome and Ektachrome color slide film. For me, even to this day there is just something special about opening that yellow and white Kodak box when you got it from the lab. Now instead of bothering the lab I just stalk the internet and check the tracking information to see where my film is.
I will admit I do make photographs with several different DSLR cameras . However the bulk of my camera collection is film cameras. For instance my two DSLR bodies are a Canon EOS 1D Mark IIN and a Canon EOS 30D. But my main workhorses are Canon EOS 1N and Canon EOS 3 35MM film bodies, each capable of 8 frames per second shooting. Yeah they get the job done when needed.
I love the unknown and that is why I love film. You just don’t know if all the elements have come together as you envisioned. Or you you just screwed it up and that was it. Trust me the later has happened many times. But most of all I enjoy holding something tangible in my hand. Something I can feel and has texture. Something, someday, someone might call a collectible. Until next time, keep the pictures rolling and enjoy the show!