Despite all the advances in camera technology, there is something about learning film photography that has been calling out to me.

Earlier this year, a friend of mine (and fellow creative mind) was able to get her hands on a couple of old film cameras and graciously gifted one to me. The last time I used a film camera was in the early 2000's when I was a little girl since that's what my mom had. And I'm pretty sure most families had film cameras because digital cameras weren't very common.

I purchased a roll of color film and a roll of black and white film. I found the manual for the camera online and read through it. I watched some film for beginners videos on YouTube and read blogs about settings.

After taking photos on the two rolls of film, I sent them into a professional lab to be developed and was so excited. For those who don't remember, you don't get the luxury of seeing your photo immediately with a film camera. You have to get the rolls of film developed first. The anticipation for me was high. I was really uncertain if the images would turn out okay, despite my best efforts to operate the camera.

As soon as I received my black and white images, my heart was overjoyed. These photos far exceeded my expectations and I seriously wanted to share them with everyone. There is a quality to them that is hard to explain in words. Some people describe film as having a more organic and nostalgic film and look to it. There's depth and texture that can't be recreated with a digital image.

So here's the beginning on my new journey with film photography! I am completely entranced with it and want to learn more.

This is Roll No. 2 | Shot on Ilford HP5 Plus 400