- Feb 21, 2013
This isn't the Photography Forums, so I'm filing this under Discussion to get a push in the right direction. I grew up with cameras and used them in a ancillary way in my work for years and years, but always during the celluloid film era. I did darkroom work, black and white, on a summer internship in college, and always enjoyed photography as a hobby. The digital revolution in photography sapped my interest. I've taken some snapshots and travel photos on digital, and used my wife's iPad at her request to take photos of the garden and our cats. But for whatever reason, with the digital world, the thrill of photography is gone for me. I don't want to set up a darkroom, but I think I'd like to shoot a roll of film now and then. Are there any drugstore chains or camera shops that still process film and make prints? Is film commonly available? Can you still get Tri-X high speed black and white film? I am writing this with a quill pen on parchment ... or so it probably seems. Anyone work with celluloid film and get good results without having to work through the mail? Or am I just too retro? I figure if vinyl recordings can make a comeback, so can celluloid film with hobbyists.