I have a ton of cameras. I love each one, for different reasons. I get questioned a great deal about why I need so many cameras and the answer is that I do not need them all. But I do shoot them all.
There is something special about picking up an old film camera, regardless if it is a professional camera or an amateur point and shoot. I get a unique feeling when I pull it out, dust it off and load some fresh film into it. The feeling is a unique one and something that I have not experienced in anything else I do. It is the feeling of possibilities.
There I sit with a camera as old, or older than I am loaded with some fresh film and all I see in front of me are potential shots. Will I capture a good portrait, landscape or perhaps a good street shot. The fact is that most of the time I capture absolute crap, but that initial feeling remains the same.
So go ahead and dust off that old camera, slap in some good batteries and a fresh roll of your favorite film. See what kind of images you are able to capture today. It probably will not be a Cartier-Bresson but it just might make you a little bit happier.
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.