Oct 30, 2013


Another senior session where I broke out the film camera. There was some great light here. Portra 400, shot on Canon Elan 7 with 50mm f/1.4 L.  Actual aperture was probably f/2.8, that's where I usually settle into on that lens.

Alma, Class of 2014

During a recent senior photo shoot, I broke out the film camera and did a few frames. Yes, I managed to cut off both hands at the wrists. Not happy with that, but I am happy with the look of Portra 400.  Indie Lab does a pretty good job processing and scanning for a decent price, although I do need to make a few corrections in post, mostly for contrast. One thing about film, the most you need to crop in, the bigger your grain is going to be.

Oct 14, 2013


Kodak Portra 400 shot at 320 and processed normally. Slight contrast added in post.

Oct 12, 2013


My first roll of Kodak Portra 400 film. I overexposed by about a third of a stop and shot @ ISO 320.  The resulting scan was a little more exposed than I would have liked, so I needed to drop it in post by about 3/4 of a stop.  It may be that I had exposed for the very darkest part of this (backlit) photo, but I am happy with the results.  I'll need to figure out exactly what I did wrong and then move on for next time.