A love affair with Film - and some other stuff / Long Island Photographer - Hello Olivia Photography

I just got 5 rolls back from The Darkroom and I'm pretty much addicted.  While it's expensive & it takes FOREVER to get your scans back (as opposed to the instant gratification of my digital LCD) - the final product is just beyond anything my Canon can put out, in terms of color... and I think clarity too.  

Just behold the timeless glory:

THOSE COLORS.  I've been using Ektar 100 (my favorite) along with Portra 160, 400 and Tri-x 400.   I can't put my finger on what it is I love so much about the whole process... but I seriously love it. 

Not to sound like one of those pompous a-holes that talks about how much digital photography has "killed the medium" but I can almost understand what those guys are talking about. See the below photo as an example:

Film Scan Porta 400

Film Scan Porta 400

Digital with Portra 400

Digital with Portra 400

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and some may prefer the image on the right - I can't help but love the image on the left more. The colors - the 3 dimensionality of it...gahhhhh.  So in love. 

Now I know this is crazy talk, but I'm thisclose to packing up my digital 365 and doing something film related.  1 - it's something new. 2. It will (Hopefully) get me more used to film and experiment more 3. HAVE PHYSICAL PRINTS! 

While all this sounds fine and well - I did mention that film + developing are expensive right? Plus it's impossible for me to take indoor photos at this point without a light meter... We'll see what happens!