Good to see another person in the typosphere using film and doing real photography. I started with my Grandfathers old Brownie when I was 8. Later on I learned it was not the camera that made the photos, but the person using it to make the best image even if it meant waiting for the proper light. Later I learned that is the way Ansel Adams captured some of his most famous images.If you still have the camera with the leaks you could have some fun making really interesting photos. Sometimes what detracts (light leaks, lens distortions, scratches, etc.) from a regular photo can make quite creative works of art.
It is indeed the photographer who makes the photos, although having a good camera helps. I'm just stunned at how good the Brownie Hawkeye actually is in its simplicity.
Yay! film is fun - I need to start using my mechanical cameras again, but I've still got about a half-dozen rolls to process so gotta clean up the darkroom for use again. That backup between taking and processing images is where you have to ensure that your passion for spending an hour in a darkroom and another in front of a scanner is equal to your passion for clicking on the finely-tuned machine. :D
I had two rolls left over from back in 2011, one I had processed already and one I have yet to do. I'm not into doing the developing myself (yet, but I don't see it happening soon either!).
Good to see film being used. I currently have half a roll to go in my recently acquired Nikon FM2. It's a great camera. I keep looking out for books on 35mm photography, but I think I have enough of them now. I was a reasonably better photographer back in the '80s. Seems like I've forgotten much of what I knew, but the fun is in the delving back into it. Some nice photos you've taken there, too!
I got started on film before digital as a kid, but I didn't really have any time to develop habits as it was a very casual activity for me. Now that I've actually become more serious about photography it's shaping up to be a whole different experience!
I always think film (esp. black and white) is the true test of a good photographer. (That's why I stick to digital.) A top quality typecast as usual.
Nice to see! Where are you getting your film?
Various sources, I recently bought several rolls from B&H.