Ah, The Magical Look of Film

I still shoot film.  It’s one of the things that sets me apart from other commercial photographers.  This street performer’s portrait was made outside the Wells Fargo bank using a vintage Century Graphic 2×3 film camera.  There’s something quite magical about the look of film.  Do you agree?

Do you ever shoot film?  Many people still have a film camera in their closet.  And with a new battery, they work fine.  I suggest buying one roll of 36-exposure Tri-X black and white film, and shoot one frame a month.  That roll, which costs $7, will last three years, and when you finally develop it, you will have a wonderful time capsule to look back on.  Can you imagine how much fun it will be to pick up the developed roll from the lab?  Mike’s Camera still processes film.

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And this portrait was made with an Olympus OM2n and a 100mm f2.8 lens in Lyons.

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Then, the most important thing–Print Your Photographs.  We are living in a digital age where so many photos are being made, we are overwhelmed by the sheer quantity, and very few last longer than a Facebook or Twitter post.

Work with a local lab, or contact me, I have a full service print lab here in Lyons.  When you print your photographs, you live with the images.

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