Well, since you made it here to my site, I must have given you my card and said "check it out". Thanks for showing up. I guess you wanna know a little about me then? Well, let's get right to it, shall we? My name is John Baez from Central Pennsylvania and I am not your typical photographer. I will not try to impress you with my fancy Digital camera in an attempt to separate you from your hard earned money. I am simply a lover of the proccess of photography.
With the technology that is available to us today, it is so easy to use our smartphones with an app to take really good pictures. They will then be shared through the many social media sites, where millions of people can see it, in hopes of getting shared, thumbs up, and liked. There is nothing wrong with this system of sharing, but wouldn't you agree that it kind of takes something away from the photo itself? It is so easy to take 30 pictures, with a phone or DSLR, in an attempt to get one good picture and simple delete the other 29.
I went down that path in the beginning and it didn't take long to realize that the only thing that separated me from every other digital photographer was luck. When I would go out for the day to shoot, I would have a " shutter count goal". I would come home with 130 actuations of which I would have 6-10 keepers. I became un-inspired real fast. After watching some videos of a few film photographers and seeing the proccess, from beginning to end, I had a renewed passion in photography.
Now I use old cameras like Canon ft, Minolta Hi-Matic, Pentax p30t, and Mamiya C330. I love the proccess of selecting a film, the speed, and camera for a particular situation. I develop and scan my own film so that I can keep and catalog my negatives in case I need them in the future. Nothing will happen to them if my computer ever crashes or if my external harddrive gets damaged....... So thanks again for showing up and taking the time to read this. I hope you leave here with a new appreciation for film photography. Take Care!