It’s been a minute. I’ve been shooting a lot of film lately. Just 35mm for now on my Nikkormat FTn, though I’m planning to plunge into medium format soon. I was given the challenge to shoot something other than what I get from Walgreens (Fuji Superia 400) so I went to bandh.com and went down the list. I loaded up some Kodak Ektar 100 and a roll of Superia 400 (because I’m a creature of habit), along with my Nikkor SC 50mm lens and headed out to an Instameet in Murfreesboro.
I had been shooting some Ilford Delta 3200 the night before and I had some leftover to shoot during the day. It was a gorgeous sunny spring day in February so I anticipated a ton of grain.
To be fair, I got a lot of grain, but I still really like the character it gives these shots.
Shooting Ektar was a lot of fun and I love the cinematic look I get from this film.
So a rather successful day, I think. There’s something about shooting film that heightens the level of my craft. I learn constantly from digital photography, but sometimes slowing down and limiting oneself to a particular stock with only 36 exposures, creates the necessary pressure to propel forward creatively. Also, I’m biased, but it’s WAY prettier y’all. Shoot film.