So I tried my hand at film. I was really nervous. I think mostly because my mind is so in tuned with Digital that not being able to see my image and fixing what ever may have been wrong really just gets under my skin. It still does. But anyhoo, as I ramble. When I was gearing up for heading out west to attend the Cascade Workshop
, I knew we would be touching on film a bit so I made sure to snatch a film camera and some film before heading out west.
Now I must first note that these are not “technically” my first rolls of film. My camera came with two tester rolls of film, but these are my first ever scans that were graciously scanned by Indie Film lab
who was one of the awesome sponsors for the workshop! These make me SO happy! There are only 2 images I didn’t include because they were duplicates but these are all of my scans, with their perfect imperfections and all! They were, for the most part, in FOCUS! Which, let me tell you, is a lot harder than it sounds. My viewfinder in my AE-1 makes me think I need my eyes checked most of the time but these scans make me EVEN more stoked for the 4 rolls I have from Guatemala and then my real first rolls.
I am so excited about all of this that I just got home from hanginout out and about with some friends shooting strictly film. Now, film is not something I am going to start offering within my wedding + portrait experiences as I want to keep film for a more personal aspect. Slowing down and taking things in more. Its already helped me to see things in a new light! I can’t wait to dive even deepers! Thanks again, Benj. If it wasn’t for the workshop, I likely would have never actually purchased a 35mm camera!
These last two photos were not taken by myself but in fact by two crazy talented photographers whom you should be following! Go! Now!