With each roll, I am becoming more and more enamored with film. This doesn’t mean I’m turning my back on digital. But when I use each medium is becoming more clear. Digital is great for when I have a certain shot in mind; this typically means some planning and then repetitive shooting until I achieve the desired result. Film, on the other hand, promotes a single-shot approach due to the direct cost of each shot. Either you capture the moment or you don’t.
Of course, digital offers the ability to shoot as much as you want, and for free essentially. But I like to raise the stakes; it’s so much fun. The stakes don’t get any higher than with street photography. You only have one chance to capture the “right” moment, and film further magnifies this challenge.
Before we get to the gallery, a couple of notes on this roll:
- All the photos were captured with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens I bought from a friend of mine.
- I’ve been recording my settings for each exposure in a spreadsheet on Google Drive. That’s been working great until now. You’ll notice that I don’t have metadata for every photo and that’s due to my not wanting to miss a moment during a photowalk.
My last roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 was developed at Moldaner’s with great results. I was anxious to see the developments from my return to the Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 and am excited to share them.
View more from this project here.