About a year ago, I became interested in film. Being unhappy with my images, I looked to some of my favorite photographers [Jonathan Canlas, Jose Villa, Kat Braman, Tec Petaja] and wondered how on earth they got such stunning colors in their images. I soon realized that they were film shooters.
When Jonathan Canlas released his Film Is Not Dead book [go buy it. NOW.], I deiced to buy a Nikon F100 and give it a go just to see what I got.
I first started shooting with some cheap Superia 400 that I found on the clearance section at work. The results ranged from horrible to decent [some of those results can be found here and here]. I eventually went out and got some “prefessional” film [Fuji 400H, Portra 160 + 400, Ektar 100 + BW400CN].
I took 6 rolls on my trip to Colorado this summer to play around with. I only recently got the film developed [developing ain’t cheap, yo!]. I just got back the scans and I have to say that I’m impressed. Film is definitely something I want to continue using, though to this poor college student, it is a little [okay, a lot] cost prohibitive.
While in Colorado, I shot Fuji 400H, Portra 400 and Ektar 100. At first, I was going to do one massive post of all my shots, but instead I’m going to dedicate each post to all my shots taken on that one specific film.
First up is Fuji 400H. This is not a landscape film, but I decided to experiment a little with it. So far, this is my least favorite film [it’s not as punchy as Kodak’s film]. I’m sure this film is great, I just haven’t discovered the best way to shoot it.
[More Fuji 400H images can be found on my most recent post here.]
Nikon F100 // 50mm f/1.8.