Adventures in Film Photography, Bellows Beach | Hawaii Child Photographer

Have you heard the news? I’m shooting film now! I’ve always loved the true-to-life colors (hellooo cool greens/yellows) when looking through film portraits on Flickr and after spending a whole week doing research, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a Canon EOS-1 35mm film body off KEH. Coincidentally, a very sweet photographer in the local photography group I am in graciously offered to host a meetup where we could talk about film (and drool over her cameras! Thanks so much Ashley Goodwin!).

I took a long time to fill up the roll but I finally did and sent it off. It was very nerve-wrecking to release the shutter and not know your results until scan day, I thought my entire roll was going to be full of over/under-exposed shots or missed focus shots. When the scans came back, they were surprisingly awesome (about 30% of the scans were underexposed, at the beach during the film meetup) and I was just floored by the colors.

I barely tweaked the images, all I had to do was recover a little bit of highlights, up the contrast and vibrance, and the images were ready for print! Digital photography has nothing on film. I’m so excited to be shooting more film and less digital.

I’ll be sharing more from this roll each week :).

P.S. – These images were shot on a roll of Fuji Superia 400 and developed by The FIND Lab. If you’re looking for a lab, and haven’t developed with them, your first roll is free!

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