Film in Israel
EDIT: Can a Mod move this to Geographic Locations. I didnt see that forum until after I posted this. Thanks.
I'm looking for some opinions or even better, some experiences shooting film in Israel.
Each year I take a business trip to the UK and after that I try to spend 1 week traveling somewhere in Europe as I rarely get there except on work related trips. This year I am thinking about going to Israel (yes I know, not in Europe), specifically the Old City section of Jerusalem. That has been located at spot #1 of my buck list of places to visit for almost 15 years and it is TIME that I finally get there.
These days I shoot as much film as possible and I'd like to continue that if at all possible. However, I see two potential obstacles. First off is the security there. Israel must be THE most security intense place to visit and I am totally unsure how many times my film would be scanned. Plus, they might use more powerful scanners. I dont know. Part of this could be mitigated if I could buy a supply of film, but in this day and age, finding film at a destination is not guaranteed. If I could get film in Israel, then a few scans from the journey to that location could be mitigated.
Second, a lot of the churches are VERY dark. Last year I went to Paris and shot digitally (sorry). I had ISO3200 and f/2 available to me and STILL that was not enough at times. My film gear is f/4.5 so I just dont have the light gathering ability to shoot with. I would probably bring my small X100 for those times.
Has anyone ever visited the Old City of Jerusalem and shot film? Please share experiences! I am not 100% sure if that is where I will go, but I need to decide soon!!
Last edited by RattyMouse; 01-16-2014 at 03:14 AM. Click to view previous post history.