Do you remember your first roll of film?


I was inspired by the first line of this blog post by Eve North on  35mmc.  It made me think about when I first started this hobby of photography.

I don’t have a clear memory of my first roll of film because photography has been a hobby of mine since I was a kid. I can’t even remember when I started. I know I was in elementary school. Probably 4th or 5th grade? I remember that I had an point-n-shoot camera and my mom must’ve given me film for it and had it developed at the local convenience store. I might have paid for the developing and film out of my allowance. I will have to ask her sometime how this hobby started!

Anyway, it got me thinking that this might be a fun series to explore on this blog: my first photos.

I will start with this one. I love this photo. It is a photo of my dog, Crackers. She was such a sweetheart. We got her as a puppy when I was 5 and she died when I was in my early 20s, so she pretty much grew up with me. I even named her. I often have dreams about her.

Clearly I didn’t grasp the concept of composition yet. I was more about capturing moments on film at this stage….



4 thoughts on “Do you remember your first roll of film?

  1. I’m going to say my first roll of film was with a camera I borrowed from my dad. A Pentax K1000. I don’t have any of the photos, as they all pretty much stunk! And at $4 a roll to develop them, circa 1980 or so, I quickly gave up shooting film! I had to wait til the early 2000s for a digital camera to take up photography as “art”

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