April was the month of trying new things. I attended the first ever FILM SCHOOL hosted by the Find Lab and Jonathan Canlas in Utah (to find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org) It was a pretty great experience, trying new things, talking film with people that are passionate about shooting film. Got to try strobes and different setups.. We did some night shooting and panning. It was pretty amazing. We took a tour of the lab and got to work with the scanning techs to see what goes behind the scenes with our film, which was very enlightening. But I honestly think one of the best parts was eating Callie Canlas’ food! I brought way too many cameras and lenses, but I mostly shot with the Pentax 645nii and Contax G1. I tried shooting with the Rolleiflex 2.8E, but I’m horrible with manual focusing so those photos were not awesome (unless there was a happy accident). Here are a few from the workshop.
Contax G1, Portra 400
Pentax 645nii, Portra 400 and strobes
Rolleiflex 2.8e and HP5
Pentax 645nii and Portra 400, +3
Pentax 645nii and Portra 400
After I came home, I felt so passionate, energized about film photography. I ended up buying some strobes, a soft box, some honeycombs. And they sat. It was just so intimidating. In the meantime, I went with what I know. I practiced manual focus with this new lens that I acquired, the Leica Summicron fitted on the Pentax 645nii.
Pentax 645nii, Portra 160 rated at 320 + 1
And then I experimented with the Contax G1 and TLA flash.
The strobes didn’t sit long.