I had been getting film from the Casual Photophile Film Club monthly until I decided to quit the club back in the spring. My main reasons for quitting were that I was starting to get a backlog of film, and I also started losing interest in arbitrarily trying new films. I’ve settled into knowing some of the films I like and feel more informed about film in general so prefer to choose what different films I try.
Although I canceled my subscription to the film club a few months ago, I still have some of the films I had gotten through it, one of which was a roll of Kodak Pro Image 100. I had gotten a roll of that once before and shot it with my Minolta X-700. I liked the results then and, similarly, liked the results more recently. I shot it with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000.
I went out with it on three occasions. The first of which was on a short walk that Holly and I took to the Schuylkill River. No actual pictures of the river were taken, just the walk getting there. We had hopes for a longer walk, but it turned out to be a lot more humid and uncomfortable than we thought. We basically turned around and went home once we got to the river.
Our next walk was on Labor Day to one of our favorite places, Second District Brewing. All the pictures on the walk there were also taken with my 85mm f/1.8 lens.
I also took some pictures of our meal with my Samsung Galaxy S9+.
My final outing with this roll of Kodak Pro Image was on a longer walk along and near the Schuylkill River Trail on a much nicer day.
We walk along the river fairly often so it feels like there isn’t much new to take pictures of. I was rather unsure of what lens I wanted to use and ultimately decided to go with my Canon EF 17-40mm f/4. I was really glad I chose this lens since I don’t use it very often. Although it was a very familiar walk having this lens made it seem a little different.
There were also some lingering after effects of Hurricane Ida in the river and along the trail.
Given that I liked both rolls I took with Kodak Pro Image, I bought a 5-pack and may rely on this film for our upcoming California trip.
On the one hand, I would have missed trying out this film I really like if I had not been a member of the Casual Photophile Film Club. On the other hand, there have other film stocks that I have not like or have been neutral about. I was glad to have been a member for the couple of years that I was, but, as I mentioned, I think my time for that kind of experimentation has passed.