The last time I shot and developed film was during college for a color film photography class. It was probably one of the hardest classes I had ever taken and I was never really able to grasp the concept of adding color to take away color, hues, tints, etc. I’m not sure how I did it, but I passed the class with an “A”!
Recently I decided to pull the old 35mm film Canon off the shelf, dust it off and give it a spin. The camera belongs to my husband and the film in there is from 2007. I wasn’t even sure if it would be usable but I gave it a go anyway. It took a while for me to stop looking at the back of the camera every time I hit the shutter button!
I started this roll about 8 months ago and just finished the last frame over the weekend and turned it into the local photolab. I was so eager to pick it up and see what I was able to capture!
I’ve since forgotten the science behind film and how it works so I was a bit put off by the outcome of my images but I’m going to chalk it up to a few factors…
1) I didn’t know if it was color or B&W
2) I didn’t know what ISO it was
3) It was REALLY really REALLLLY old
Turns out it was Kodak T-Max 400 B&W negative film. I’m off to purchase some brand new film and give it another shot! Here are some of my faves from the first batch…. if this is anything like making pancakes, the first one is always the tester and everything after is perfect.