This may not come as a surprise but I did not have a pleasant experience with my first film roll. The process of capturing the images on the roll went quite smoothly;however, I disliked the limited room to experiment with different angles due to the set number of shots on one roll. My main problem with film arose when I began developing, the process was quite tedious and required a lot standing around. When my film finally got developed half the images were cut and were not appearing as they should. Consequently, I lost almost half of the images I had taken. On the bright side, the images I had left were workable.
This image is of a cologne bottle with a flashlight as the light source. I had to set up this image in the dark because I wanted the image to have an ominous mood. I had to experiment with different exposures and aperture but other than that the enlarging process went quite smoothly.
Even though the process of developing film is not to my liking, I still feel that the black and white film aesthetic is quite pleasing and particularly unique. This image of leaves, if taken with a digital camera would seem quite plain, however, with film it emits a sense of loneliness and highlights the focus on to the leaves.