I had a four day weekend and was fortunate to have some time to play. I made trips to Nashville early each morning on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The weather was great for hiking around the city, not a cloud in the sky. Each morning started out rather cold, but warmed up nicely to the high 50’s. I believe the temperature actually got above 60 on Monday.
I decided to shoot my DSLR over my film cameras as I was craving some instant gratification. Shooting film has changed the way I shoot my DSLR. Even though I have the nice digital features like image preview and image stabilization and the ability to shoot 100 images of the same scene without worrying about running out of storage space, I find myself now taking more time to set up the shot and making only one or maybe 2 images of the subject when using my DSLR. This can all be contributed to shooting film. Film forces me to be selective of my subject. It forces me to think and rethink my composition. It forces me to focus manually and to wait for the right moment to hit the shutter. In a nutshell, film keeps me engaged in the shot. Since shooting film, I enjoy the process of finding and creating images much more than ever before and my digital work has benefited greatly.