Film Hotdog

smartshopper

One thing I try to tell people I know that are just getting into film is, shop around for the best price! Don't buy your film at urban outfitters or pay to much for consumer film from the drug store. There's a great big internet out there and it's full of film. Use the tools available to you, sadly a lot of price grabber sites out there only cater to electronics and clothing but not film. I've found the shop search of “Bing” to be the best at clearly showing you pricing unlike google's shopping search. Here is a list of the biggest sellers of film. * B&H Photo Video * Freestyle photo * Adorama * Unique Photo * Photo Warehouse Notable mention FPP Store I'm lucky that four of these seller are near me here in New Jersey so shipping isn't much but I do have to pay taxes. This is something to take into account also, I don't shop from Freestyle Photo sadly because the shipping out weights any cost savings. Since they are located on the west coast. I'd also take note that pricing does tend to go up by season, as of writing this it's the spring season and film prices are much higher then normal. Now if you are an amazon shopper and you wanna keep track of the price fluctuation then CamelCamelCamel is a great site. Type the film your looking for and check out the charts on pricing. Hope this helps those out there that might not have know of these sites and there are plenty more smaller ones but I didn't want to get to carried away. So shop smart so you'll have more money to buy more film!

Some say the best friend one can have is the one that you don't speak too for years, but when reunited it's like you've never been apart.

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It feels like yesterday that I “quit”, no quit is a strong word. Took a “break” yeah that sounds better, from photography. I think I hit a burn out period piled on top of issues in life, really left me uninspired to continue. I just put my cameras away, took down my darkroom and only occasionally stayed in the loop of film photography through Youtube videos and blogs. Then just recently a long time buddy of mine a photographer as well, started asking me questions about film and processing. I was one of a few from our small network of local photographers that shot film. He'd shoot film a little here and there but decided to go all in recently. Of course I was all about helping those that want to learn film photography. So I decided to dust off the old film camera and get my butt out there again and start burning film, no wasting film...no shooting film lets keep it simple. I decided to start this small blog to document my journey back and to share some knowledge, test out some films and cameras. So I hope those reading this will stick around and enjoy.