This past week I finally got around to developing some film that I had shot back around Christmas, yea that’s right I said develop. I’ve been getting back into film lately and have found why I loved it when I was in College. Film is so mysterious, you never really know for sure how things will come out until you get the images back, and it’s slow. So slow that as soon as you send a roll off to be developed all you can think about every waking hour is if they turned out how you saw them in you minds eye. The anticipation just kills you, 2 weeks is much to long to wait for film! I still love it though, because I feel like it makes me slow down and think about every detail in the frame before I press that shutter because if I don’t I’ve just wasted money. It’s almost like it pushes me to be better before each exposure. I’ve shot about 4 more rolls since this I can’t wait to get back more rolls (currently bitting my nails as we speak) but I hope to do a lot more personal work with film!
This is my new addition to our camera bag, it’s a medium format camera and man is it lovely, lens has bokeh goodness that we all hope for when we purchase our 50mm 1.2′s or 85mm 1.2′s, and it’s different. Different in the way that when I look through the viewfinder prism it’s like I’m looking at things differently, the same feeling when I use my Hasselblad 500c, like I’m looking at things through new eyes or a different perspective. I can’t wait to get started on some personal projects with this thing it should be a lot of fun!
David Abel is the owner of David Abel Photography & specializes in Wedding Photography with a very clean and timeless style. David Abel enjoys espresso, woodworking, and has an obsession for lions. Based in Richmond VA David Abel travels both nationally and internationally for weddings. Those few hours when he is not working he spends with his two crazy cats and the love of is life Kristy.