I believe all good art requires slow, methodical, loving care to truly be considered art. Such is film. There's nothing quite like waiting anxiously for film to develop, wondering if all your careful composing and metering paid off.
A few friends of mine were recently asked to host one of the many Instagram meet-ups for our area. They proposed a counter-revolution to the largely digital user-flooded app: an all film meet aptly named 'All About That Roll'. The idea even garnered the attention of some local brands (as well as some larger companies), who thought this was a fantastic idea and offered us SWAG and discounts at their stores. We met at Point Defiance in Tacoma, which was a really neat area in the south Puget Sound. The day was surprisingly beautiful, though it called for rain. It was nice to see more variety of gear and lenses than just black DSLRs and sleek iPhone 6s. We all got to play around with each others' cameras, did a little posing, but the focus was more on learning, teaching, and enjoying the craft than who could get the best angle of the same shot being snapped twenty times in a row.
I've thoroughly enjoyed checking the hashtag #AllAboutThatRoll on Instagram and seeing everyone slowly uploading their rolls as they are developed. All that glorious grain. Film is not dead, it's very much alive and well.