When your passionate about something it shows in everything you do. When your doing it, you feel your best and when your not your subconsciously thinking about it.
“You don’t know where you’re going til you know where you’ve been”. I can tell you that I started this journey with photography exactly 7 years ago. I could also tell you that photography has always been a part of me. I remember having a polaroid as a kid and as I grew, so did my cameras. I can remember not having a camera at one time and I ended up winning the top prize, a Canon S3 in a raffle that I predicted i’d win. I only spend $2 bucks on tickets, It seems like fate wouldn’t have had it any other way :-)
With all the pics i’ve taken, edited and deleted theres a missing part in my journey…or should I say…was missing. I’ve always been in awe of film photography. Film is that raw end of photography. There’s no chimping to see if the shot is exposed correctly or if its sharp, no live view, no uber informative viewfinder to help you get it right. Now, I’m suppose to tell you the other side right? I’m suppose to tell you the advantages of shooting film. I can’t tell you anything about it because i’ve never shot film. Welp… I couldn’t begin to tell you if there are any advantages. What I can tell you is that there are people out there, lets call them purest that have always shot film and have no intentions of leaving it. There are some that shot film, went digital and have come back to film and there are the ones like me that want to see if my digital being can cut it in that analog world.
My journey hasn’t come to a fork in the road, theres no right or left to make. My journey now has a new avenue of unexplored road that I must travel. I will be traveling this road behind a Nikon Fe2. The Fe2 is a semi professional 35mm single lens reflex camera that was manufactured in Japan from 1983 to 1987. I can not wait to get a roll of film in this thing. I was lucky enough to get the mb-10 grip and two third party lenses. This camera has got me so amped that it inspired this post and a few pics.