> Does anyone shoot film on this list anymore?
I’m a long-time lurker but have been a member of the list for over a decade.
About a year ago I started to shoot film again. The reason? My nephew (who
was 13 at the time) found his father’s old Ricoh KR-5 and started shooting with
it, which led to his desire to learn to develop and print black and white film.
I found a community darkroom (we live in Chicago). One visit was all it took
for the bug to bite. We now go monthly. I advise him on such things as
dodging/burning and contrast, but otherwise we each print our own work. He
saved up for an OM-2n, which he selected so he could borrow my lenses. For his
most recent birthday I gave him accessory shoe 4 and a T-32 flash. He says he
prefers film because the process slows him down and requires him to think more
carefully about his shots, and he loves the by-hand work of the darkroom over
sitting at a computer. I confess it is nice going cell-phone and tablet free
for the hours we print. His printing skills have improved markedly over the
past year too.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/