AHHH I got my first film scans back, and no they are not perfect (yet)! I’m working on learning something new, how to use my film camera (Pentax 645N) and shooting with film. So I thought I’d bring you along on this journey with me. It is definitely a challenge, but if you know me at all, you know I’m passionate about learning and getting myself out of my comfort zone.
FYI do not judge my first few rolls of film, as Demi Lovato would say, sorry I’m not sorry – they’re not perfect. HOWEVER, I totally expected these to all be soooo sooo bad, that I am actually happy with them! I bought Julie Paisley’s Shooting Film Without Fear last year, and let’s be honest had lots of fear of trying it, until last week. One of the key things she teaches is, just to start, just like I did with digital. Man oh man, where those horrible in the beginning too.
Matt bought me my first professional camera for my 30th birthday, and contrary to popular belief, the camera is pointless without a good photographer. ALL of my first digital images were black, I couldn’t figure out how to use my camera, so I woke up every morning at 5 AM, before the kids got up, to learn it. At the time I never thought I’d get the hang of it, now it is second nature to me.
I’m a big believer in growth, change, and pushing yourself in life. So jumping in head first is the only way to go. Although, with film, there is a bigger expense than simply hitting delete if you don’t like your image. I’m in it for the long run though, as these are so beautiful to me even with their imperfections..
These are all unedited, Frontier on the left and Noritsu on the right. I decided to try both to see which one I prefer. I used Fuij 400H and rated at 200, it was an overcast day, with a little sun peeking in for a few shots.
These are all Noritsu.
Thanks to this beauty & this amazing team of creatives below, for putting this together and inviting me to photograph it!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Venue: The Commons 1854
Photographer: Marcela Plosker Photography
Hair + Makeup: Pretty Wife Beauty
Stationary: Simply B
Cake + Confections: The Topsfield Bakeshop
Rentals: PEAK Event Services
Models: Milan Mare (Bride), Matt Coviello (Groom), Caroline Karwoski (Bride)
Bridal Shop (Gowns + Tuxedo): Precious Memories
Chocolate Favors: My Favorite Sweet Favors
Signage: FXA Calligraphy