I received my first film scans yesterday! Overall, the collection was a great learning experience. I pretty much approached my first roll blindly since I wanted to see if the camera simply worked. I’m happy to say that it does. I do have a lot to learn, though. I’ve already applied some new principles to my second and third rolls of film that are still being used in my film cameras. So really, it will be my 4th roll that gets the applied feedback from the lab. I love that the lab will suggest some things to try for future rolls. That’s pretty cool!
How about a couple raw shares?
All images shot with Fuji Superia 400 rated at 400. Camera: Minolta SRT 101 circa 1967.
Kind of bummed about this. I felt the shutter lock on this image and the result was an unintentional double exposure.
Confession: I did crop this one a little. This was the last frame and it wasn’t a full true frame. It was an extra squeeze in and thus had a black stripe on the right size. I just cropped that out.
This film is cheap drugstore film. I don’t love it for skin tones. It did work well for outdoor scenery. I will use Portra 400 for portraits going forward. These were just test shots to run through the camera to see what happens and what needs adjusting. It was really fun to be surprised with these scans after all most two weeks of using up film and waiting for the lab. Film is definitely an adjustment, but such a fun creative way to shoot. I’ll keep going!
What’s your little thing this week?