Look what arrived Friday.


This is pretty much all I need to develop black and white film.  Except for a couple times in the 80s, I haven't done this since I was in college.  I was pretty good at it back then, and although the process is pretty simple, I expect there to be a learning curve. 

Why do this?  More to the point, why shoot film at all?  There is something to be said for working with film.  It slows down your process and makes one consider each exposure, since film, unlike pixels, isn't free.  And there IS a different look to film.  Generally, a film negative has a much higher resolution than most digital images.  Film also forces more precision in the shooting, because the image isn't immediately available.  One has to expose correctly from the start.  

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the adventure.