As I mentioned previously, I was going to try a roll of Kodak BW400cn in my old Nikkormat. This post is about the results.
Most of my shots are not worth sharing. I spent a good 12 shots playing with stops and focus on nothing I intended to publish. Some of my shots were over exposed. Some of the shots were out of focus (pure manual focus here).
For the shots that were properly exposed, I’m sharing with you all but three of them. Those three shots were failures in previsualization where what I imagined is not what I got, and what I got wasn’t very interesting.
Earlier today, I read an interesting post on five advantages of film, and I found myself agreeing with the key points (unfortunately I didn’t book mark the post and can’t find it now). Here’s one an observation of advantage of digital: Greater dynamic range.
Compare the photo above with the one below (which I converted to BW for the purpose of comparison).
Regardless of the results, I feel like I’m getting what I want out of my experiments in film photography — thinking through my shots, not relying on machine-gunning a shot, and not relying on the LCD screen to see if I got it right. I do believe working in film more will make me a better photographer.
Below, the remainder of the shots from this roll I have to share.