A few years back I started dabbling with Film photography again, just for a change of pace. We took a family beach vacation and I shot nothing but film. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed doing this. Mainly, I would snap a photograph and then move on with what we were doing. I was not trying to make things perfect. Since then I have shot film here and there of my family just for fun.
Recently I decided to go ALL FILM when photographing my family. I made this decision for a number of reasons, but it really boils down to one thing. I love it. Plain and simple. I shoot soooo many digital images throughout each year, that slowing down, changing pace and seeing the different look that film gives me makes it a perfect fit. I am not a film snob and never will be. LOL. I highly doubt I will ever work film into my professional services, because Digital is such a great fit for it.
My favorite film cameras right now are Mamiya 645 with 80 2.8 lens, Nikon N80 with 35 f2 and a Nikon One Touch 35 point and shoot. I have dubbed 2014 the year to document my family like I never have before. I am serious! I am going to be more intentional and enjoy the process of recording memories again. I have a new hobby of developing and scanning my own black and whites as well, which is VERY Fun and rewarding. My kids are starting to get used to not seeing their photos right away too! At first they did not know what to do haha!!
I am going to be sharing this series from now on called ‘Burke’s on Film’. Some of these go back a few years. It’s like opening up an old shoe box and finding these treasures again! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.