I posted about learning film around this time last year, but I tried to rush into instead of taking my time and then decided it was too hard. A year later and amidst a pandemic, I found myself longing for a way to be creative and focus my energy. Sessions and weddings were postponed, and it felt like the perfect time to try shooting film again. I am loving feeling film photos give me, and I cannot wait to share my next set of scans!
I went back and watched the Shooting Film Without Fear course, and decided to give it another go! You guys, I have LOVED it. Assignment one was all about just shooting your first roll of film. I had a pack of film from last year when I bought it from Walmart for this assignment. These were all shot on FUJIFILM Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400. The settings for most were 200 ISO, 125 shutter speed and 4.0 aperture.
After loading up my Nikon f100 and taking few photos of Wynn, I spent an hour just driving around on a gorgeous, sunny, 80 degree day taking pictures of blooming trees and flowers. I had SO MUCH FUN. It was incredible to get out and just take photos for fun. No other purpose behind them than I wanted to or I found something to be pretty.
Want some film photos of your own? If you’d like to book your session or wedding, you can contact me at kelsey(at)kelseyalumbaugh(dot)com. Check out my Instagram @kelseyalumbaugh ! And like me on Facebook to see the latest blog posts. 🙂 If you’re curious about the investment, you can check that info out here, but please feel free to reach out so we can better address your photography needs.
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