As a lover of film photography I struggle to enjoy the entire process that is shooting on film. There are so many variables involved that little mistakes add up quickly and potentially wreck the roll (this is every film photographer’s worst nightmare).
Despite the struggle and accidents, the final images are always worth it. I’m grateful that my photography education started in the darkroom and I hold those learned skills close. Still, it’s kind of big deal when I get the roll back and all the shots turn out. It feels good. Like shout out loud at the film processing technician good.
But I strive for this success to become a regular occurrence and not a pleasant surprise. I know practice makes perfect and so I continue to hone these skills. Here are a few from my latest shoot with some lovely Kodak Tri-X.