In the fall of 2013, I took an intro to film photography class at my college. It wasn’t until two weeks into the class that I realized how expensive it was to shoot on film. This course forced me to drastically rethink how I approach photography in terms of composition, timing, and manual settings because each photo cost me a couple of bucks. (Don’t get me started on the ISO 3200 film I used for a concert once.) A lot of labor and love (and some blood!) was poured into these photos and while the cost of everything was a serious concern, I came out of this course with a greater understanding and appreciation for the art of photography.