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Finally my film is here!!

 Wondrous day! My roll of film is finally back from the lab, I am so happy to share! Growing up, we had a Polaroid camera and by the time I started shooting as a hobby, digital cameras were all the rage so I never got to experience developing my own roll of film. Well, I have to admit it’s not fun waiting- at all. It felt like Christmas all over again and as each day passed I grew more impatient. I thought Monday would not get here but, finally it did (sloowwwly) and I am so happy to share my first film photos.  

Before you scroll down, please keep in mind that I used pretty cheap film since I wasn’t sure what to expect. In fear that the roll was filled with ruined blown-out images, I again went cheap and developed at an affordable lab- Walmart. I was definitely not impressed by the quality of the prints, but considering it was my first time I am satisfied. ^.^

I also want to share that since I am a digital shooter, my first experience with film was different and admittedly a little awkward!  But, also almost enlightening… it really made me think about the composition of each image. I kept changing my mind and recomposing but once I committed to the shot, the click of the shutter was SO gratifying.

Just for fun, I also included an image from my 5D mkII from that day.  Can anyone spot it???

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March 1, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Patricia - I love it! I think the second one is the 5D image ^.^

March 1, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Nina - gorgeous photos! can’t tell you used “cheap” film! (my guess is #2 for 5D, too)

March 1, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Ariane Hunter - oooohh what awesome photography! I always wanted to shoot film! You’re my go-to girl when I’m ready to start playing with film :) ! Great photos Erika :) !

March 1, 2011 - 10:31 pm

Susan - I LOVE what film does to pictures. ;)

March 7, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Erika - Thanks so much for all the nice comments! I really loved the experience of shooting film and will share more in the future! ^.^ And, for the people who guessed… #2 is the 5D image!

March 10, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Mary - These are breathtaking! I seriously love all of them! (And the digital one haha)

My boyfriend got me some polaroid film for my birthday! I’m so excited to use it but I’m going to be so indecisive about what to shoot.

May 2, 2011 - 7:15 am

Nina Grace - What camera did you use to take these photos with? These images are amazing :) I love your photography Erica always so nice!

May 22, 2011 - 11:51 am

Jon T. - I would have actually said #2 or #5… #5 has a lot of CA (which is usually resulting from digital sensors) but #2 has a bokeh that doesn’t match the others. :)

Jon T.

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