My recent escapade to the capital of weirdness brought about an epiphany.
I wonder when I last used a film camera….
Believe it or not – my first camera was NOT digital.
Soon after I hit my one year anniversary with Walgreens, I got promoted from the customer service rep position to the photo lab tech spot. I touched film quite a bit. It always intrigued me. I never experimented with my own film, just the customers’. So when I left the lab, I basically lost all connections with the film world.
After being so heavily involved in the digital world with my Canon Rebel over the last several years, I have often wondered what it would be like to take up film again.
Well, it’s MY turn to play.
I can now say I possess a unit of total film delight – the Diana F+.
I plan on sending my first roll off to the lab soon to get developed & printed. (Theoretically, I could develop & create prints myself – I learned those techniques via the NYIP course. I would just need to rent equipment and stage a darkroom. Sounds expensive for a hobby though….)
When the prints arrive, pending they are not totally ruined in terms of exposure, I will display them in digital form here on my blog.
My newest tag line, in addition to my favorite one from my good friend Marcia (“Just Wing It!”), is courtesy of the Lomography film industry: