It’s been a really long time since I purchased real film, and equally as long since I’ve taken pictures with a camera in which I couldn’t immediately see if I liked the picture or wanted to delete it and try again.
The one good thing about a film camera vs. one of the lesser expensive digital cameras is that you can capture the moment. I didn’t have the bucks to fork out for a digital SLR so I bought an el cheapo used 35mm SLR. I couldn’t wait to get going with it. I ran out to Wally World and bought film and batteries. I read the instruction manual and rapidly snapped up 4 rolls of 24 exposure film.
The film isn’t too expensive, but the processing can be a little pricey. Walgreen’s has a pretty good deal, though, where you can have a CD made and get the negatives with no prints that isn’t too bad. That way you can select which ones you want prints of without paying for all the prints on a roll.
Anyway, I had a blast with this thing. It’s been well worth the money I paid for it. I was a little nervous. I mean, if it’s such a great camera why is the owner selling it, right? But I’m pretty impressed. I took up two of the rolls at my nephew’s third birthday party.
There is nothing like capturing the pure joy on child’s face…..
|My Nephew Slip Slidin’ Away!|
|Hehe…Slip’N’Slide courtesy of The Tour Guide and me.|
Or the sweetness of a moment…..
|Luke really likes this little fella.|
|This little fella really likes Luke.|
|I gizza kiss through the fence. 🙂|