I have been dying to get my hands on some film, and I finally did! The process of shooting film instead of digital is incredible–at times, it paralyzed me a little, wanting my images to be absolute perfection. But oh my gosh, you have to see these colors! And the journey of deciding what exactly I wanted to shoot, not just puttering around clicking away at every little thing. It takes the artistry of photography to a completely different and completely wonderful place.
A place that scares me half to death, because I’ve never been one for technicalities, and film requires a lot more precision.
But: if I’m not doing things that scare me, I don’t think I can call myself an artist.
Eventually I’m going to incorporate more and more film into my professional work, but I keep reminding myself I need to slow down–after all, this was my very first roll!
(Geek speak comin atcha now) My only complaint is that I was less than impressed with the way 35 mm performs at the golden hour. It’s got a grainy polaroid feel to it, and while I think it’s beautiful in its own right it’s not the look I’m going for when I want that romantic sun flare. I love that it’s different than anything I’ve ever done, though–isn’t that what personal work is for?
Also using a light meter is hard. So I didn’t. And I just metered with my DSLR–which got the job done quite nicely, for now.
And now I’ll stop talking and show you the beauty that is film. Eeeeek!
These shoes on the right? Fave.
A huge thanks to Chris for lending me his SLR and being patient when I came to him in a panic like, “You have to wind it after every shot?” Ha.
Have the loveliest of weekends, my dears!