Film through China Town sf

I purchased a film camera to practice before I left for Paris. I’m so glad I thought ahead to practice before the trip because it didn’t hit me until I had the camera in my hand that I had no idea how to 1) insert a roll of film and 2) use any of the settings! Technology makes everything so easy these days, we forget the technicality behind this art form.

Shooting with film is an exhilarating experience because you are taking pictures blind. You have no idea what it’s going to look like, especially as a beginner.

Film lesson #1: Carry a small notebook and pen around with you when shooting so that you can record which settings you used.

Here are some photos I took walking through Chinatown, Nob Hill, and Union Square.

Camera: Minoltax700

Film: Kodak 400

Model: Martin Javier