Thursday, March 17, 2011

My first roll of film.

Over the past two days, I've had the pleasure of photographing my family with my new Nikon F100 SLR. Since they are no longer being produced, I purchased it used from an online camera storeDustin Francis, who was our wedding photographer and also a friend of ours, suggested I start with this particular camera since all of my Nikon lenses will work with it and it's a professional grade 35mm.

Although I started on digital cameras, I've always enjoyed the look of film.  It's not better or worse, just different.  The film takes on an intimate and personal feeling.  I love the imperfections and graininess the image inherits.  As a photographer, it also trains the eye to see light differently which is great when learning about exposure and how shadows and highlights interact with the subject.

So, with Fuji Pro 400h color film loaded and my Nikon 85mmf/1.4G AF-S Nikkor lens attached, I took several images throughout the day. When Leah was awake, when she was sleeping, when we were sleeping, when we took her and Rayla for a walk, when she was hungry, fussy or just acting silly. I was there.  After getting them processed, I scanned them into my photo editing software and removed any artifacts.  I also added a twinge of sharpening to show up better on the blog.

I give you, my first roll of film.

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)
(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens)

(Nikon F100, Fuji Pro 400h, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens)
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