I was happily surprised by the results of the photographs I got developed today. I've been trying to shoot with my film camera lately and I think it's helped me become confident with the more technical aspects of photography that I often struggle with (metering, exposure, etc). As much as I love shooting with film, it always makes me a little bit nervous because it's hard to really predict the results and frankly, it does get quite expensive... but I've given myself the benefit of the doubt and put a little more faith in my abilities. Carrying my film camera around (instead of my digital) has also allowed me to be more involved in the places I visit. I have a tendency of taking pictures and constantly looking back at them rather than enjoying the place I am in. I think it's harder to successfully translate an experience when you don't take the time to observe and appreciate it yourself. Film allows me to capture a person or a place while maintaining the ability to live in the moment. I'm going to be carrying my camera around with me much more often now and hopefully, I will continue to be successful with my images.