The wait is finally over!
The scans have arrived and I’m so pleased with the results. Since I’m mainly a digital photographer, I get to experiment with different types and grains of film during styled shoots and not have as much pressure about the outcome. It’s a freeing feeling to just experiment for fun, for myself, and not a client.
I have an eventual goal to have one of my wedding day collections include partial or full film coverage, so as I experiment I’m taking notes on what films and development labs I like best.
These photos are all 35mm, but another goal of mine is to invest in a medium format film camera!! I have been drooling over a contax 645 but until I fall into major cash I won’t be ordering one of those babies for a while yet! ;)
If you want to see the digitals from this session they’re HERE. :)
The film and my overall thoughts: This particular film is Ektar100 and I shot it on a Nikon F100 and used my 50mm lens. I have edited the levels just a touch in Lightroom before publishing. I liked this film for picking up reds but in general it doesn’t do what I want with skin tones so I wouldn’t use this again for a portrait session but definitely would for product photography (given it were a product that would call for this tonality.)
any other film photogs out there? What films do you use!?