So, I fell in love with film some time last year. Within that time, I’ve acquired a lot of film and a few (ok, a lot of) film cameras. Somehow I developed a fear of shooting film in manual. I was always ok with a point and shoot. I shot film a ton in high school, I just let the camera make all the decisions. After taking a workshop last year, I got into it…and then I stopped. I took ANOTHER workshop late last year, got into it…and then stopped. What was wrong with me? The fear was there. So I thought for 2016, in addition to my regular digital project 365, I’d do a film 365. I’m crazy, I know. BUT, I really want to know these cameras and these film stocks inside and out. I want to get comfortable with metering. And I figured this would be the best way to do it.
I won’t post all 31 pictures for this month. There were a few successes and a few failures. I’ll go ahead and post a few of both, b/c I need to document this progress. I also need to go back through my notes to see why some of these photos worked and some didn’t.
I also have 2 rolls of black & white film still in development (at the FIND lab). So look out for another blog post from me soon.
Here goes (and yes, I know more than a few are blurry and aren’t that awesome. but not every photo can be awesome right? and yes, most of these photos will be of my girls while I try to figure this film thing out):
Mamiya C330 with fuji 400h
Nikon F100 with Portra 800