I must confess a little secret. I also shoot film.
One of the things I discovered when I started diving into the world of the photography is that there are lots of open (and fierce) discussions about almost everything: “Welcome to the photography world. Make yourself comfortable. Now, time to choose. Film or digital? Nikon or Canon? Do you post-process or not? Colour or black and white?”. There are thousands of photographers and bloggers out there, each one with their own convictions and taste, trying to justify why an option is better than other.
I will let the argumentation about why I also shoot film for a future post, but just as a statement of purpose, I like to try things. Crossing your self established limits and experimenting are your best allies to get great photographies and keep your motivation alive. If you follow this blog long enough, you will discover that I take photographies shooting film, but also using a reflex, mirror-less camera, or even my smartphone.
I took these pictures in Thailand with my second (or third) hand Yashica Minister D. I like Thailand a lot, from the first time I was there. However, the last time I had the chance to go, we made the mistake to be there during the Chinese New Year holidays, so almost everywhere I went was completely overcrowded.
I managed to take some pictures avoiding the crowds. Although I could not take many pictures of the most picturesque places, that forced me to stop and look around, away from the touristy spots.
Have you ever tried to shoot in film? What is your opinion about it?
Camera: Yashica Minister D
Film: Ilford HP5 400