I come from a family of photographers. When my grandfather was in the Navy during WWII, he was issued a camera instead of a gun and had darkroom duty instead of cleaning detail. My father put himself through Notre Dame behind the lens and both siblings were photo editors on our high school’s newspaper. Why the Murphys have an affinity for the captured image, I have no idea. All I know is that I “come by it honest”.
Unfortunately for me, the age of film is ending (perhaps already gone). I have dozens of unexposed rolls of black and white 400 film in my fridge, just waiting for me to load them into my (slightly light-leaky) camera. Though I’m regularly seen behind the viewfinder, these days it’s usually my dSLR. What I really want is to combine the old with the new.
Fortunately, companies like Photojojo know how to appeal to people in my predicament with products like the USB Film Roll ($20). This 4GB jumpdrive lets people know you remember what film is even though you live in a digital world. Use it to store all the photos you aren’t taking with your old camera, or digital transfers of your negatives.