Another one of my goals this year was to get back into film photography. It seems silly to have a box full of cameras that don’t get used simply because they require film. Of course, that didn’t mean that I wanted my digital camera to simply up and die while I rediscovered film, but that’s just the way things go sometimes. I’ve had this digital camera since 2007, when I inherited it from my uncle who passed away that fall. Since then I have taken literally thousands of photographs of family events, shows, hikes, and parties. I always liked to think that it was a way for my uncle to share in the event, to carry a part of him with me through all these adventures. But like all technology, it seems the camera just doesn’t want to work anymore, and it’s time to move onto a new one. It is disappointing though, to know that I have film cameras that are 30-50 years old and still working, while a digital camera (like all things digital) has a shelf life. Below is a gallery of some of my favorite shots from over the years.