I was surprised to learn that many photographers today have never shot with film. I guess this is dating me but to take a formal photography class and not start with black & white film seems strange to me. How do you learn the importance of tonality, texture and composition with color complicating it all?
This is how I started, with a Kodak Instamatic 110. I don’t remember how old I was when I got it but I thought it was the greatest thing ever. You could even plug-in the flash cubes that had 4, one use flash bulbs that melted the glass when they went off.
The back even had a place for my initials, of course I had to cover up my brother’s initials since it was a hand-me-down. I discovered some old 110 Ektachrome 64 in my freezer, if I can find some place that will develop it maybe I give the old camera a try.
How many of you used to shoot with film and what was your first camera?