My friend, Anna, takes amazing photos. See for yourself. (I was going to pick my favorites, but I really can't settle on one or two.) She swears by film. So, of course, I had to give it a try. I'm borrowing a Nikon FE camera with a 50mm lens from a friend.
The first difference I noticed was the time that it takes me to take a photo now. Because you only have so many tries, you take your time with each shot to get it just right. Also, you don't take 5 million photos of the same thing, like you (or at least I) do with a digital camera. (I can't tell you how annoying it is to go through many photos of the same thing to try to pick out a couple of best ones.)
And then there's the anticipation. I dropped my film off on Friday, and I had to wait all weekend to pick it up on Monday. I had such high expectations. I thought my photos would be a masterpiece of perfect framing, and the just-right amount of grainy. Not so, friends! Most of them suck. (Like the one where I mistook setting the shutter speed for shooting in shutter priority mode, and didn't close down the aperture. Not going to make that mistake again.) But I really like these two, and a couple of others. What do you think? Am I silly for liking film? (My brother would say yes.)