Pursuing Film Photography

Somewhere over the course of the past couple of months, I started getting lost in the abyss of Instagram. My photography was lacking intent and purpose, with a majority of my efforts being directed towards shots that could potentially receive the most likes.  Needless to say, I lost a bit of my photography mojo.

My wife, Shannon, had been trying to warm me up to the idea of pursuing film for months. Last week, she finally won me over, and I ultimately decided on purchasing a Nikon F100. In the store, it was loaded with a new, but expired roll of film. I had no idea what to expect, or even if the roll would produce any photos at all. To my surprise, a majority of my shots had the proper exposure.

That first roll of film was full of learning experiences. After my first 24 photos, I can now see that the focus and patience that I gain from film will make me a better photographer as a whole.

Here, you will see some of my favorites from that first roll of film. All were shot on my Nikon F100 with Kodak Gold 200 film.