Thirty Six App Wants to Mimic That Great Film Feeling

36 exp app

You will hear it time and time again–film photography will slow down your technique and help you take less images while capturing more keepers at the same time. I personally started film photography almost two years ago and every since then I have slowed down my image taking process in order to get the shot that I want the first time around without having to chimp my LCD screen. It will teach you to be hypercritical about framing and composing, especially when shooting medium or large format film where a single image will cost you $2-10 dollars.

An app came out recently called Thirty Six and it hopes to gain the feeling that comes with starting a 36 roll exposure. 36 images can come and go quickly or it can span a series of journeys. I love the feeling that I can pick up my RB67, take a few images, shelf it and then forget what was originally captured when I go to develop. The app will only allow you to see the captured image or save it after all 36 images have been taken. When you reach the “end of the roll” the app allows you to pick favorites from a contact sheet and save your favorites.

Thirty Six is available for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and is currently priced at $1.99, the app can be found here. If you would like to see more information you can find it on the developers website here.