So I finally went back to my roots of shooting film. I purchased a Pentax 645 medium format camera with a 75 mm 2.8 lens for under $300 and was beyond excited to get started. I have literally spent the last 3 years researching film photography. I love the way it looks. The grain, the softness of the image, the color, skin-tones and highlights and just the overall magic.
Finally, this past few weeks I just went for it. Let’s really put your skills to the test. I have to admit I was really nervous. Good-bye instant gratification, Hello anxious anticipation. Hello mindfulness (16 captures per roll) goodbye multiple captures. Goodbye Auto focus, Hello manual focus.
There was something calming about shooting film. I felt as though if I could capture something beautiful here, then maybe I did have some talent after-all. Now cheers to a learning curve!
Stay tuned for images from my new Canon 1N. The images below were shot on location at Ma-Luxe Studios in Victoria.