I discovered One Love Photo yesterday and have been reading through their archive nonstop. I'm telling you this because reading their blog has reminded me how much I love shooting film (even though it's hard to find developing I can afford these days). If you remember, I may have a problem in that my cameras are overrunning me and taking over my life. I really need to start shooting film again, if only to make my stash dwindle a little more.
There really is nothing quite like shooting film. It is not instant gratification at all; there are no assurances that what I've done will come out. I love to shoot expired film, which just adds to the surprise when I get it developed. Picking up a roll of film is like graduation: I get to see the fruit of my labors and celebrate what I've accomplished.
All of these photos are from 2008. I scanned them all as soon as I got the prints from the lab.
There was even a period of time where I had no digital camera and shot exclusively film.
I also shot my first wedding exclusively with film. I am so thankful to Kat and Derek for giving me the opportunity to experiment and having faith that I would deliver amazing photos. (Shooting their wedding was part of my gift to them.)