Sara Montour: Why Film

Lately I've been interested in why we all shoot film.  I mean, let's be honest.  It's expensive.  It's slow.  You have to wait for it.  The cameras are old and fussy. But yet, those of us who use it, love it.  So as submissions come in, I'm now asking the question,  why did you choose to shoot this in film?  I love what Sara Montour had to say:

"I've been shooting professionally for 10+ years and feel like I've been constantly frustrated with my digital cameras and my processing. In the height of the busy season this year I finally hit a breaking point, drove to my local camera store and bought a used Canon 1N and a handful of rolls of film. 

This black and white roll of HP5 was actually the very first roll I shot on that camera and for some reason I held onto it for a couple months until finally sending it in to Richard Photo Lab last week to get processed. I was pretty sure that, since this was my first roll, it wouldn't turn out. Instead I about broke down in tears when I saw them because I absolutely love them and it's pushed me that much further down the film path and away from my DSLR. "

Can you relate?  I sure can!  I love that when I shoot film, the work I do is done in the camera, and then, I'm done.  It's so liberating. 

Why do you shoot film?  Post your answer in the comments below of on the Little Bellows Film Forum.... I can't wait to hear what you have to say!

-Sandra

Sara Montour: black and white film on Little Bellows
Sara Montour: black and white film on Little Bellows
Sara Montour: black and white film on Little Bellows
Sara Montour: black and white film on Little Bellows
Sara Montour: black and white film on Little Bellows

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