Having a bit of a clear out and I ‘unearthed' boxes of unused film. Including an unopened box of 40 rolls of Kodak Tri-X.
Our old publisher @digbmx had an account with a photography wholesale place which meant that every other month I’d put in an order for film & darkroom supplies, etc. (This was pre digital of course)
My fridge would be packed with the stuff.
As much as I love film, a lot of the time it wasn’t very practical for shooting BMX sequences. (Ask any BMX / skate photographer from the 90’s)
Burning through multiple rolls of 36 exposure film and literally throwing them away from unsuccessful attempts at certain tricks that required multiple shots.
On average this usually ended up being between 3-5 rolls of film. I think 12-15 rolls was my record.
…and then there’s the dreaded X-ray machines at airports. These machines can in some cases ruin *film (*Mostly only high speed film).
I had a special lead pouch that I carried around on trips to protect certain rolls. ‘A special lead pouch’ - yes, you read that correctly.
I used film for years and was really hesitant to get a digital camera. I only got a digital camera when they started to get really good.
These days I shoot both film & digital. Mostly digital as film has got really expensive.
…not that it matters of course. A good image is a good image no matter what sort of medium is used to capture it:)
Rider - “Did you get it?”
Photographer - “I think so. I’ll know in a few days when I get the film back from the lab”.
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