Shot on a Canon EOS 3 and Canon Rebel GII 35mm Camera with Porta 400 Film
I shot my first client session entirely on film and the results have me even more in love with film photography.
Film is scary because there are several unknowns. There is no “back of the camera” to check while shooting. I can’t rely heavily on editing to fix my mistakes. I send the rolls to a lab (hey, @thefindlab!) to develop it and they see the results before I do. The cameras, technical aspects and techniques I relied on while shooting are different.
However, film has been so freeing. It’s forced me to slow down and consider what I’m shooting before clicking away. It’s helped me embrace imperfections and appreciate the moment. I love 99% of my film images (even when things are wrong with them) because of the uncertainty.
I’ve been in a season where I feel like I can’t keep up, yet I’m trying to embrace the discomfort and hold space for what’s to come. Because of this, I have craved more meaningful avenues in my life. Shooting film suits this creatively for me. I still appreciate my digital camera and all its capabilities, but am enjoying the intrigue film photography has on me.
So…who’s next for a film session?! See more of my adventures on film here.