Sunday, February 23, 2014

Black and White Film

Today we are going to bring it back to old school black and white film photography, which I actually quite enjoy still doing today.  Shooting with a film camera is just so much different than today's digital cameras.  Today's digital cameras are all pretty much automatic, where you point shoot and can instantly see the image without having to setup the aperture, shutter speed, and focus.  Everything is done for you making it easy for anyone to look like a professional photographer.

The process of film photography is truly like magic from snapping the picture to the whole development processes.  Film photography is really a true art when you compare it to digital photography.  Each picture you take has to be so precise, because you have to be able to read the natural light knowing what to set the aperture, shutter speed, and manually focus on what you are capturing at otherwise the picture will not turn out and unlike a digital camera you can't see the image until you have shot the whole roll of film.

Developing the film is what made me really fall in love with photography because it was just amazing to see your image appear like magic.  It is honestly also an unbelievable feeling knowing that you did everything to make that picture come out and it really makes you appreciate the art of film photography and I am lucky enough to go to a school where they have a dark room for me to use.

Photo by Ricky Williams

Photo by Ricky Williams

Photo by Ricky Williams

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