Day at the Beach

These are a few photos from our day at the beach with my wife and our girls. Family photos on film automatically have this warm feeling of nostalgia when I revisit it compared to an image I might have taken on my iPhone or a digital point and shoot. I don't know what it is, but it has a quality to them that I can't explain. It slows down the process of taking a snap and delays the time when I can review the images I have taken. Often times I forget what I shot until I get them developed. This process takes me back to the 90s when I was first introduced to film photography, but at the time nothing had the immediacy of today's digital medium, so I didn't know any better.

I just developed 2 rolls of film that I've been slowly working through over the last year and it's amazing to revisit some of these forgotten memories. It's so special when I see the older photos where my girls only just learned how to stand and not even walk yet. My past year has been compressed into a few photos shot on a few rolls of film.

Canonet QL17 GIII

I've been shooting with the Canonet quite a bit lately due to its compact size. It is a fun little unobtrusive film camera that is easy to just grab and go. Shooting with this camera is definitely taking me a bit to get used to due to being a rangefinder. I am finding myself a bit slower with focus and composing with this camera since you have to look out for the frame lines for parallax correction and the focus patch on my camera is a bit difficult to see. I use this camera for random shots when taking breaks from shooting for work and also on weekends with my family.