After one year I finally developed a roll of film from my Minolta 7000 film camera. The film had photos from a weekend trip to Las Vegas last year, my horses at home, and some scenes from downtown Boise. Getting film developed is like Christmas, because you never know what you’re going to get, but you know it will be good!
I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for some creativity without pressure to get a film camera. It’s fun because you aren’t critiquing your work with the instant preview in the playback, and you learn to accept the imperfections when the film is finally processed. Plus the photos has sentiment and value because there is only about 30 pictures you can take.
I don’t think anyone needs an expensive polaroid, or a vintage camera from an antique store, a disposable camera is just as great and still has the soft film look. I develop my film at Idaho Camera in Boise and it is typically done in a day or two. One of the down-sides to shooting film is that it does cost to buy the camera and process the film, but it’s a fun creative process that I believe is well worth it.