Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Something Beautiful

There's something so beautiful about film photography. I could look at developed film all day long. I think it's because of a few things. For one, you have to actually think about what you're going to take a picture of. You only have so many shots on a roll and taking pictures of a concrete driveway may not be a good use of your film. Hahaha. Secondly, it has a special look. Well, I think it does. I love how depending on the type of film you buy, your pictures may be different. Some are grainier than others, some are more bold in color. And thirdly, it's always a surprise when you develop a roll. You can't erase a photo. Once you've pushed that shutter button down, there's a photo there, whether you like it or not. That's what makes it fun, though. You could take a picture of something you thought would turn out horribly and have it be your favorite of many.

I'm like a kid on Christmas day when it comes to getting my film back. I shot a roll of Kodak over the holidays and although I tried my hardest to only take pictures of stuff I thought was absolutely awesome, I struggled. I just wanted to see how my first roll of film on this new camera would turn out!! I ended up having to be more patient than usual, though. I took this roll of film to CVS, expecting my pictures to be ready in an hour when they said they couldn't develop the film I had shot with.... I was so sad! We ended up taking it to Wal Mart and sending it off which takes much longer. It's been over a week but I finally have my pictures back! As soon as I picked my long-awaited pictures up, I waited to open the neatly sealed envelope until I was in the secrecy of my room. I'm funny about having other people see my pictures before I really have the chance to, especially when it comes to film. I never know what I'm going to see so I like to do it by myself.

Of the 24 exposures I had on that black and white roll of film, I liked all but about six or so. My goal is to one day have a whole roll of pictures that I love but until then, here are the pictures from my first roll of film on my new camera!


  1. film photography is the best. i remember using my grandaddy's camera one time and it was the best ever. lovely photos, especially the ones of the coca-cola bottle and the trees and yourself in the mirror :))
    -jocee <3

  2. These are so awesome! I really like the one of the window light, and the raindrops.
    What kind of film did you use?

  3. These are absolutely stunning, it's so difficult to pick a fave! XX

  4. Ah I'd love to start experimenting with film photography!!! maybe this year...

  5. Nicely done, Mere!! You are awesome and SO talented (: have I mentioned that before....?? (;