The other day I was doing some late spring cleaning. I cam across a number of things that I haven't seen in quite a few years. Some of the things I had totally forgotten I even had.

It was either my Junior or  Senior year of high school that I took a photography class - I can't remember which. I was surprised to find out in the class that we weren't going to talk about digital photography at all. Even 6 or 7 years ago when I took the class most people were either using digital cameras or they were converting over to them. There weren't too many people still using old-school film cameras. But alas, that is what we used in the class.

It was actually a lot of fun to learn about film and how to develop it. The process was a lot more complex than I ever thought. I don't remember all the technical terms now, but there were processes of loading the film in the dark room so it wouldn't ruin the film, and then after taking the photos there were a couple other processes in the dark room getting the film onto other reals to get ready for developing.

The process of actually developing the film was fun. After going through all the chemical processes you then used a projector to project the image onto the table where you would put your photo paper. 

Below are some of the photos I took in the class. They are no way professional, but I don't think they are bad for a high school student who didn't know much about photography.


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