Mistakes in film photography can be costly and the cost grows with the size of film. Unlike with digital, with film you don’t realize you have made a mistake until after it has been developed.
As I am taking up shooting film again after many years and with a new to me and fairly complicated setup, like a large format view camera, I am making a fair share of mistakes.
Those mistakes are costly because the material is not cheap, but sometimes also because I can’t easily go back to the same place and re-take that photo upon which that I had put such great expectations.
Rather than hiding my own mistakes and pretending I am too good to make them, I am showing them to everyone in the video below. I hope it will help you avoid them, if you decide to follow my route.
Shortly after I recorded this video, I opened a film holder that I believed was empty, but actually contained an exposed film sheet. That’s another photo gone forever!