The year has ended and I have survived 2 366 projects. One was a digital 366, using my Nikon d610 and Fuji x100t. And the 2nd was a film 366, using a variety of film cameras and film stocks. I went a little crazy exploring the world of film. I’ve acquired a ton of film cameras, tons of film stock. I was all over the place. I wasn’t able to keep track of my film 366, because I shot SO MUCH FILM. Here are some of my favorites of 2016.
I’m crazy enough to do my 4th 365, for 2017. I’ve also decided to slow down with film and focus. So, I’m doing a digital 365, and I’m doing 1 roll of film a week, and for each month that I shoot film, I’ll be using the same film camera, same lens and same film stock. For January 2017, I’ve started shooting Acros 100 with my Nikon f100 and 35 f/2 lens. Let’s hope I come out with some decent shots!
So, as I’ve said in past blog posts about film, I’m obsessed. like OBSESSED! I’ve shot a TON of film. Picking the best 30 or 31 for each month is no problem. I probably have enough for the rest of the summer, and it’s barely started. I’ve shared a ton on instagram, so if you feel like checking me out there, the link is here.
Recently, I submitted a few photos to the Analog story. I wanted to share my story, why I shoot film. Best decision I ever made, committing to shooting film. Unfortunately, my husband is starting to wonder what all is involved (cost of film, cost of development, etc). But then he loves the prints that come back. So I’d say it’s well worth it.
Here are a few of my favorites from this month. Some Portra 160, Portra 160NC, Portra 400, Lomo 800, Fuji 400h. Shot with Nikon f100, Pentax 6×7 and Mamiya 645AF.
I survived the 2nd month of this film 365. I tried 2 different things this month. I tried pushing film and I tried using the lensbaby sweet 35 on my Nikon f100. I’m not sure if I was successful, but at least I tried 🙂 I still don’t know what I’m doing (I don’t know if I ever will), but I’m having fun trying! And for the record, I’m having a hard time taking a photo every day. so my rule for this project is to get at least a decent photo for each day of the month. I may get a few decent photos on one day, nothing on the next day, maybe a few more dent photos in one day, etc. The only way I can keep this project going.
Tri-X 400 +2 on Nikon f100, using the lensbaby sweet 35