Five years of photography, way more than 100.000 frames, about 40 weddings and becoming a full time photographer just to shoot one roll of film that shows me: I know nothing about photography. Sure, if i shoot digital and have as many shots as i want, i can try. I don’t really need to see light or the right scene, i can just shoot until i get it right. But wen it comes down to one frame, everything gets a lot harder.
Yeah, it takes some practice and nobody can just shoot film at the first try but when i look at some frames i wonder what i thought when i shot them. The background was completely overexposed and blown out and the foreground was still to dark… simply bad light. Also the colours are many times not what i expected them to be. I used Kodak Portra 400 here, which might not have been the best decision for that kind of day but i had no other roll and wanted to try to make the best of it.
So you see what i mean? Yeah, i can shoot digital, no problem at all! But i understand now why people say “you need to know what you’re doing, when you shoot film”. Anyways, i love that my results are bad. That means that i found something new to discover and will continue shooting film. I already shot another half roll of Fuji Pro 400H. I guess it’s all about the practice.
In this post you’ll find my favourite frames – speaking of color. I’d say the first three are the best. I feel really sorry for my girlfriend, she did a great job with posing for only one frame and i messed it up so much 😉
Have you guys had any experience with film? What are your favourite films?