I’ve recently realized how expensive film photography actually is as a hobby. Between the film itself, the cameras I’ve acquired to use it, and then the processing and high-quality scanning costs, I’ve spent a big chuck of my money (which is not a large pot right now) on the entire process. I decided to go out and shoot some digital again, but after one day (yesterday) I quickly realized why I liked film so much more. It’s the colors, the accuracy, the dynamic range, the simple and sharp beauty of it. Digital feels very sterile and flat by comparison, especially pre-Photoshop. And digital can quickly come to look after editing… although maybe that’s a sign of my skill with it.
DSLRs have advantages — like I CAN SEE THE PICTURE RIGHT NOW as I’m taking it — but the pictures just don’t seem to satisfy me as much, especially those taken out in pure daylight. This isn’t to say that I won’t continue shooting with my 60D, because, like I said, film is somewhat cost-prohibitive at the moment. I’ve got six 120 rolls waiting to get processed & scanned, and by the time I feel like putting the money down to do that, I’ll probably have 2-3 more. In the meantime, though — DIGITAL it’ll have to be.
Canon EOS 60D w/ EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6. Edited in Adobe Lightroom 4.