How to be cool


  • Don't scan your film because scans don't look good
  • Print your negatives because prints look nice
  • Shoot Tri-X because it's romantic
  • Develop in Xtol because it's awesome
  • Make contact sheets, avoids having to use Lightroom
  • The only digital pic you take are smartphone snaps of your prints
  • Pray for Kodachrome to come back at least once a week
  • Fix your Tri-X in a neutral rapid fixer
  • Use acetic acid to stop film
  • Use citric acid to stop paper
  • Own an enlarger
  • Don't push film!
  • Keep a yellow filter on when you shoot B&W
  • use very few hashtags should you ever post on social media
  • don't sell stuff that you end up buying again later anyhow
  • Lift weights

I will probably have a follow-up post sometime in the future on how to be cooler.

Thanks and good luck with the above.