As I try to get the best aperture/shutter speed relation for each shot, I am very mindful of all conditions that may affect the quality of the picture. Because film is involved, I am also mindful not to be wasteful … trying to make the most out of every photographic opportunity … NOTHING like my mindset when using my D300. With digital, I just snap, snap away … changing my settings as I go … no worries about the number of shots I am taking … simply concentrating on composition more than anything else.
Working with film – using a manual Pentax K1000 – has a whole different feel to it – but one that I welcome right now. It feels like starting over again with my photography… in a good way. I am reminded of what photography is truly comprised of … and the efforts involved in becoming a truly great photographer (something I hope to one day become). I have started reading basic photography books again (just as I did in high school) … and find this one very useful. And I am learning patience … ahhh, patience. I suck at patience. But, manual film photography requires much of it, and I welcome the much needed life lesson.
Time will tell where this latest interest leads me. And I will be sure to share as I go along.
How about you? Do you remember your film days? Have you tried to relive them? I would love to hear your thoughts.