When I was a kid, my dad was an avid photographer. So much so, that he would develop and print his own film and we almost had a darkroom in the house. Dad would take me to the rent-a-darkroom and let me help. Eventually, I started developing and printing my own B&W photos.
A few weeks ago I decided to pull out my old film bodies and remember what it’s like to shoot without instant feedback. Scary! I have two bodies: a Minolta X-570 that I loaded with Ilford Delta 400 (B&W) and my first Canon — an EOS Elan 7E, loaded with Kodak Porta 160 (color). Oh, did I mention you have to finish a roll before you get to see any of them? Crazy!
I finished my first roll of B&W first and just got it back from B&H. I forgot how nice grain is. Real black & white film grain. Now I need to finish roll two and some of the color rolls!
Next up: find a rent-a-darkroom here in NYC!