Photo Friday: Frankie on Film

I got an old 120 film camera for Christmas. I wanted to test it, but the film cost, processing, scanning, and postage two ways meant each of the twelve photos cost about $4. I didn’t want to use them up taking cat photos, but I figured one wouldn’t hurt.


26 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Frankie on Film

  1. Doug Thomas

    Well done! Frankie looks great in b&w! Have fun with your film camera.

    The benefit of using the old technology is you get to (“have to”…) anticipate results or literally pay the price. You learn skills like framing the shot, what different cameras, lenses, and films are capable of, in short, the art of photography.

    While I like digital photography and how easy it is to edit and adjust different aspects of a shot, it is a lazy business compared with the old way and there is little “cost” for sloppiness other than using up space on your laptop or smart phone’s memories. Even that is simple to take care of, unlike dealing with boxes of negatives, slides, or prints.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I once heard a great way to learn photography is to go out and take only one photograph. It forces you to get the best photo you can. This is similar because you only get twelve shots and each is costly.

      1. Doug Thomas

        That’s an excellent training tool, too! When I first bought Nikon equipment, I only had one 135mm telephoto lens. I learned a lot about that lens and how to use it before I could afford further lenses.

        1. Charles Huss Post author

          I just had cheap cameras until my dad gave me his Canon F1. That had three lenses but none were zoom so I either had to bring everything or choose a lens before going out.

  2. 15andmeowing

    Great shot. I wouldn’t consider cats a waste of film. I can’t think of anything I would rather have a photo of.


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