2009.12.09

These are photos I shot with a 35mm Canon film camera back in college at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I’d estimate the year to be 1991 or 1992. I did not develop the film (it was black and white) but made 8×10 prints in the darkroom. I don’t remember what grade I got in the class, but I remember that I enjoyed going out and shooting. Thinking about it now, I’m actually surprised how long it took me to get back into photography after a long hiatus. (I blame Z2 Photo.)

Pole

I really enjoyed the environment and serenity of the darkroom. The actual waiting to see what would come out. Sometimes I think that’s missing in the digital world. Nowadays you take a shot, or 5 shots, zoom in on them on an LCD screen, see what looks good, and what doesn’t and then do all sorts of digital manipulations back at your 27″ monitor. Yeah, I do miss the simplicity of it all…

UWM Theater Department

I don’t think I’ll shoot film again, but I may make an effort to get into that film mindset from time to time when I’m shooting digital. I think it may help the image making process…

I’ll try to upload more of these as I scan them in. Keep an eye on my Flickr stream for more…

2 Responses to “Film Days”

  1. Pete-

    How did you transfer the photos to digital? Scanner? Service that transfers via negatives? I have a portfolio from my college classes that I should get transfered up as well….

    -Larry

  2. These are actual 8×10 prints I made… I’m sure I have the negatives somewhere, but for now, I just have the just contact sheets and prints.

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