As you may have noticed, I’ve been dabbling a bit in film photography. I have been wanting to start shooting film from the moment I starting working as a photographer, but just didn’t really know how or what that even meant.
From previous posts, you have probably started to notice that my late father left me a few cameras. All of them which I ‘ve never really tried to use until recently a year his passing in March 2015. Perhaps it’s part of grieving. Me wanting to feel connected through something that he once used. It makes sense. I feel like that is a part of it, for sure.
But I also just really love the look of film. The color, the detail, depth, the fact that I don’t spend hours in front of a computer binge watching Vampire Diaries while I edit to make my digital images LOOK like film.
Lots of research and studying up on what kind of look I wanted to go for, how to achieve that look and painful youtube videos giving me step by step instructions on ‘how to work a … camera’
I still have a bit of learning to do to refine the film look, just as it took me a while to refine my digital edit look, but I’m just SO thrilled every time I get a scan back that it makes all the effort worth it. There’s not much like it.
Anywayysssss…. my husband is cooking dinner and the babes is headed to dreamland, so that means I need to finish up this post and get down there with a glass of wine in my hand STAT. So without further ado, the reason for this post.
These are just a few quick test shots on one of Dad’s cameras. Nikon 6006 35mm – I used a Nikon 50mm G lens and tied a string around the aperture ring to keep it open while I attached it to the film camera (I knew to do that via trial and error) The day that I wanted to give it a test also happened to be one of my husband’s days off so we just plopped our son Rowan down in bed and let him be cute with our VERY tolerant dachshund, Oliver. (ps. no doggies were harmed during the making of this shoot)
These two are BFF. Oliver just wants to cuddle (we call him ‘All-lover’) get it?) and Rowan just wants to hug and *kiss*, so it sorta works out.