I missed shooting film, so on a recent trip to Kauai with my wife I decided to shoot primarily on film. I ended up shooting 14 rolls of 120 and three rolls of 35 over the span of the week.
I'm not gonna lie, shooting on film is pricey. From buying the film, to processing and scanning and/or printing the costs add up. But there is definitely something about film that I can't quite describe... but I'll try.
I think it's a mental thing. There is just a bit of magic in not seeing the picture immediately after taking it. I actually love this anticipation. It sort of puts you in this state of, "Well, I'm pretty sure I got it, but there's nothing I can do about it now if I didn't." When shooting digital there is no reason to stop shooting. No reason to not immediately try again. I think that sort of takes takes some emotion away from the picture.
Perhaps it's a bit like life. We all like this thought of instant gratification, but if you keep getting whatever you want instantly, it's just anti-climactic.
Obviously digital isn't going anywhere, and I'm still going to shoot digital because I don't want to go broke, but I am saying the process is different. And I miss the slower process not only with my camera, but in life, too.
Just slow things down a little.
Anyway, I suppose I can write more on that later.
Here are a number of my favorite shots from Kauai.
I want to go back, and I want to take it slow.