Film photography is back in my arsenal! For myself only, though. Not for clients (yet).
I’ve been taking the film workshop over at Light Inspired and I didn’t know how much I wanted to learn film until I picked up my new (to me) Canon 1V and shot my first frame.
Here’s my first frame:
Not bad, if I do say so myself! My first roll was shot on Kodak Portra 400. This frame was shot at 1/250, f/11, +1 exposure comp at 30mm on my Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. I take pretty detailed notes, no?
Here are a few other images from the roll of 36. They were all taken over a few day’s time and developed/scanned at a local camera shop, PJ’s Camera in Glen Ellyn, IL. I ordered the Epson v600 scanner to see if I can get by with scanning my own images (to save $10/roll)! I haven’t touched any of these image in post. They are all scanned and uploaded “as is”. I’m interested to see how a different scanner affects the color/resolution.
What I think I love most about film, besides its classic nature, is the fact that I have to stop and pause before shooting each frame. I spend money on the actual film, developing, and scanning, so each frame costs me a few dollars. Yes, dollars. With that in mind, I’m not “spraying & praying” like it’s so easy to do with digital. It’s incredibly refreshing to stop, look, & listen for the images to reveal themselves.
I have a lot more to learn, but I was just pleased that my first roll was reasonably exposed!
My next roll is an Ilford HP5+ black & white and after that, Fuji 400H! So exciting!