I came back to shooting film three years ago in 2017. For the previous fifteen years I had been shooting digital with a range of cameras, the last one being the Fuji X-T1, which I still use randomly or for special assignments. It is a fine, elegant and reliable machine and the results I was […]
I started shooting film in a middle school photography class, where we bulk-loaded Tri-X and developed and printed in the darkroom there. Our teacher, Mr Truman, was a WWII air force veteran and had a patience and acceptance of life that I think only combat can forge in a person. We had to turn in […]
I was born in 1982 so by default, my first experiences with photography were on film.
When I first started photography many years ago, shooting film was the only game in town.
The last time I shot film was somewhere around 2002, and I certainly hadn’t purchased a film camera this century. That all changed when I picked up a used Nikon FE in Ginza, Tokyo a few weeks ago.
As a teenager (I’m 55 now) I was the kid that was always carrying a camera – a Pentax K1000 that my grandfather gave me – and at the time I thought that’s where my career would be.
To describe my return to film as long-awaited is to over-sell it; I had only been away for a handful of years.
My return to film was not a definite decision I made one day, but more of an evolvement of my feeling towards photography.
…or described another way, “There and back again – almost”.
When I started out in photography the closest thing I encountered to digital photography was the Polaroid.
I feel lucky to have grown up with film being my only option to create a photograph. It wasn’t until I travelled through India in 1992, that the world through a viewfinder opened up to me.
In a high tech digital age, why have I chosen to go back to an older, somewhat archaic process of shooting film?
In a simple statement – “It feeds my soul”
For some strange reason, I have never been on
When I talk or correspond with others about photography I do my best not to talk gear specs, instead directing discussion towards techniques with gear, usage, and other photographic concepts.
Talking about which camera is better, whistles and bells is
My name is Adam White. I am a hybrid photographer based in Carlsbad, NM.
Indulge me a brief stroll down memory lane.
It was during the fall of 2004 when I was first exposed to photography through a course at university.