I’ve been shooting on a Hasselblad C500 alongside my usual Nikon DSLR.
I got my hands on a batch of FUJI Velvia which was 15 years expired, so I shot the entire batch whilst I was working on my series “What happened to shopping?” which was a look at the High Street in the UK, the series was used in The Sunday Times Magazine. I pushed the film 3 stops (which took it to 400 ASA).
It had been over 20 years since I shot film, so I was told by a few people to shoot some test rolls.
I completely ignored that advice and dived straight in!
I had to watch a YouTube video everytime I loaded a roll – it took me about 4 rolls before I got the knack.
Film was processed at Peak Imaging
I scanned the slides on an Epson V600
I love photography, always have done – it’s not just my job – photography has given me so many opportunities – I met my wife because of it! But digital photography really only mimics the photography that I started out doing. Shooting 12 frames on a roll means that I can’t keep shooting and checking the screen. It means you get one frame to capture what you’re looking at.
I realised after doing this for a while that I like the mistakes, the imperfections. It’s totally frustrating, but it made me consider what I was shooting way more than I do with a DSLR.
This does not mean I’m only going to shoot film. That would be crazy. It’s cool to do things just for fun 😉
So every now and then I’ll be making a post under the “My Analogue Life” title.