F is for…Film

film

Not the type that you go to the cinema to see, though I do like those as well, I’m talking about the type you load into a camera.

I wrote a post a little while ago that summed up why I love working with analogue photography, so I wont repeat myself. What I will say though is that I love the traditional craft of photography because to me it feels like magic.

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You can take a photo in an instant these days, and then change it and edit it within minutes or hours depending on your medium and your outcome; this is the case for a lot of the pictures that I have put up for this challenge and on Instagram. Film though you have to work. You have to develop it, which if done the traditional way can take hours, if done by a machine is still a craft but a lot less time consuming. Then you either scan in the negatives, edit and print them, or you develop it onto paper. It’s something that can take days to get right, and I love it.

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Even though I unfortunately don’t have the resources to develop the negatives or the photos myself these days, I remember the exhilaration of when I did do it. I wont say much more about it but I shall leave you with some of the fruits of my labour.

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