At the end of 2013, when Fujifilm announced that they were stopping the production of FP-3000b black and white film, my heart sank. This was the last available 3×4 black and white “peel apart” film for polaroid cameras.
I have captured so many peaceful, quiet moments with this film. Always reaching for it during those times when I wanted to capture scenes on my table or around my home.
I remember ordering 5 packs at the time of the announcement. And now, I am down to my very last pack. How do I decide what to photograph with these 10 remaining photos?
I love the grain of this film. How it captures what I am feeling exactly at the moment I press the shutter. Scenes that I photograph with this film are not distracted by color. Only the mood is preserved in black and white.
As for black and white film photography, I know that there are still options available for 35mm and medium format cameras. However, I know that I will miss the instant gratification of holding a black and white image in my hand 30 seconds after it is taken.
I will definitely cherish these photographs forever.
Do you have any Fuji FP-3000b film left? How will you decide what to capture?