Today’s photo comes from an outing with my good friend Mike, and his son. Both were equipped with film cameras, and in this picture is it obvious that Mike’s son is learning. It is great to see a love of film photography being passed on to the next generation, in the face of the usual “film is dead” gloom and doom and what can only be described as ignorance of film capabilities on the part of some digital-only shooters. This blog post jarred me, when the author stated that the negative of famous “Afghan Girl” photo by Steve McCurry wasn’t likely of very high resolution since it was taken in 1984. He was completely unaware of the fact that the image was shot on Kodachrome slide film, which had the equivalent of 20 megapixels of resolution. Ouch.
Olympus Pen F 35mm half-frame SLR, Eastman Double-X film developed in HC-110 Dilution B for 6.5 minutes
Film shooters our mission is clear: keep shooting film, keep producing work that shows what film is capable of, and pass on our knowledge and love of film photography to others!!
Happy New Year!