It's so simple to shoot with a digital camera or a camera phone, so why would anyone delve into shooting film, let alone an expired one?
To change things up and jump into creative experimentation, Mark Holtze, who's a professional editor and videographer, dusted off his Praktika MTL 50 35mm film camera and grabbed his long expired film and headed out to jump into something that's a lot more hands on than simple shooting on digital, and it's also something slightly out of his comfort zone.
Taking into account the age of the film, Holtze explains the general rule of working with expired film where you rate it one stop slower for every decade since its expiration date to obtain accurate exposure for your photograph. Not knowing exactly how his dusty old film will react to the light, Holtze shoots the same image with three different exposures to compare the results afterwards.
Holtze documents his experiment from putting the film in the camera prior to finding a printing lab to receiving the photographs, and discusses the results in a very entertaining and relaxed manner. It's all about trial and error, and this is what Holtze inspires his viewers to go out and do because photography is all about experimenting and finding new ways to capture what you see, and new directions to head in order to keep your enthusiasm going.
Have you shot with an expired film before? What were the results?
All images used with permission.