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Film and Good Company: Amanda

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This film stuff... It really makes me just want to go out and shoot. Still in the midst of testing out this film and I can already tell this is going to be one of my faves. 

A few weeks ago Amanda joined me for a little catch up and since we were out she also graciously agreed to stand in a few photos for me. And as you can tell she was a natural in front of the camera and super patient too! (I still take some time getting all the manual settings down for a shot)

*Interesting tidbit: Amanda went to the same high school as me but we had never met. We met through friends and occasional chit-chat at Teaopia (now known as Teavana) back in my Apple days.

 
 
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A natural characteristic of film is 'grain'. Higher ISO film tend to render grainier photos but it also depends on how the film was developed, etc... I was a bit surprised to see how much grain was in my photos. I shot ISO 400 film which is pretty high ISO, especially on a sunny day but still wasn't expecting so much grain. I still enjoy the look.

 
  That little flare in the corner was a nice unexpected touch. More unexpected 'not so nice' film nuances later...

That little flare in the corner was a nice unexpected touch. More unexpected 'not so nice' film nuances later...

 
 
  I shot all these with the 50mm f/1.2 lens. That wide aperture really throws the background out of focus and creates a beautiful dreamy look.

I shot all these with the 50mm f/1.2 lens. That wide aperture really throws the background out of focus and creates a beautiful dreamy look.

 
  She mastered the 'Gaze into the Distance' look

She mastered the 'Gaze into the Distance' look

 
 
  NO IDEA what happened here. This is a double-exposure but i am pretty sure i advanced the film... I screwed up, but somehow my film screw-ups are probably gonna be cooler than my digital screw-ups.

NO IDEA what happened here. This is a double-exposure but i am pretty sure i advanced the film... I screwed up, but somehow my film screw-ups are probably gonna be cooler than my digital screw-ups.

 
 

We were super lucky to get such a nice day. We already had to reschedule once because of the rain so this was like nature's way of saying sorry for last time.

It was an awesome day getting to catch up with Amanda and getting to share some of those awkward moments where I don't know the exact shot i am trying to compose.

Well that about does it for this 'Film and Good Co'. Big thanks to Amanda and you guys for checking this out :)

SPOILER ALERT: I brought a digital camera with me as well and took some comparison shots. Next week i'll stack film vs digital. You guys be the judge on which you prefer ;)

 

Here are some extra frames from the same roll: