NERD ALERT: I just sent in my first roll of film...ever. And I'm so excited to get the scans back!
- I didn't go to school for photography (but I did take some night courses just for fun!)
- I'd never shot a film camera before a few months ago
- I've never been in a dark room
- I've never developed film before
But right before I had Ellie, I decided that I wanted to try shooting film. I bought a course, a Nikon film camera all the way from Japan and went to work. I took my camera to France, photographed Ellie in different stages of her little life, and some random things as well. I've only ever shot a digital camera so it's definitely weird to not see what I just took on the camera screen. I think that's what makes waiting for your film so much more rewarding (or maybe frustrating haha).
I've been taking courses, practicing, and soaking every bit of info that I can on how to photograph sessions (and possibly weddings in the future) on film. No, I'm not offering this as a service just yet. I feel like I still have a longggg way to go before that happens, but I just wanted to share in my excitement and let you know what I'm working on lately!
It's never too late to start a dream, guys! I hope I can look back on this post one day and smile knowing that I took risks, made myself a better photographer, and kept going even though it was hard. To be continued...☺️ Photo by @mariahartephoto
Elizabeth Nord Photography