As a professional photographer, you learn to adapt to equipment changes and processes. One thing I have always loved is black and white shots. Even the most boring subjects seem to come alive in detail.
While I was doing my training and yes, shooting with a manual 35mm camera, my most enjoyable moments were in the darkroom developing my prints. Most photographers now can’t comprehend the difference between film and digital. The difference in quality is simply this; in film photography the camera sees and prints and exact copy of the image you have taken, in digital you are simply getting a computerized interpretation which limits quality. There is nothing in shooting digitally than can compare to watching your own prints come alive right before your eyes. Seeing the images appear in an otherwise blank piece of paper is simply amazing. I still shoot use these cameras and just sent off a number of rolls so I will post some of the pics from those when I get them.
In the meantime, here is my most recent black and white print. I simply call it “Among The Lillies”.