I shot my first roll of film in more than 10 years! I have used film before but was an early adopter of digital and did not even think about film for quite some time. I think that I probably stopped shooting film before 2000 as soon as I got my first digital camera which was had a VGA resolution (640x480)... The absolute last time I used film was in 2004 with a Nikonos IV to take underwater pictures. At the time there I did not have access to any underwater digital cameras but after that I got a point and shoot digital camera with an underwater casing and did not use the Nikonos anymore.
For a couple of years I have been trying to find some reasons to play again with black and white film. I did not find any real good reasons but decided to pick up the Nikon F3 and try it out with some black and white film.
The great tutorials on Matt Day film show provided the instruction and final motivation to give it a try and process the film myself.
I will be reporting my experience with shooting film again on this page. I'll try to write down the information about cameras, lenses, films and processing as I am experiencing it. Here are the 24 shots I got from this very first roll of HP5+. It was developed in Ilford ILFOSOL 3.
For more about film photography, check out this page.