Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fun With Film

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My mom sent me her Nikon FM shortly before Christmas. Oh was I antsy to get my hands on some film! So I used rolls from loong long ago. The scans from those rolls weren't bad but it was very much a beginners roll. :o) These are scans from my first non-expired rolls of Portra 400. So at this point I'm discovering the unique features of this camera. My sister also sent her Canon film camera to me so I'm looking forward to finishing off the roll she had in there and then getting started with another roll of Portra and see how that camera reacts. I think it will be a fun little hobby (requiring a lot of patience, especially since the Nikon does not auto focus!). So here are some scans from the two rolls of Portra I've gone through already! It's still a work in progress for me but it's so fun and a great creative break for me!

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The above image was only adjusted in terms of adding a hint of warmth but I love the candid (rather in focus) image of her walking her baby to the mailbox with her daddy!

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I did not use black and white film, this was one I just felt needed to be converted to black and white!

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  1. You are a brave lady, I would be too nervous to shoot film. Your images are beautiful. I just came across my film SLR (Nikon N75)last night, of course my husband said "we should sell that" and I said "no way, film is making a comeback" ;) I still have a long way to go with my DSLR before I make my way back to film.

  2. These turned out really great. I need to get out there and shoot with mine.