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First Roll of Film!

First Roll of Film!

 

 This is an honest set of images. In late October I bought a Mamiya RB 67 ProSD off of ebay, from a deal in Korea, and waited patiently for it to arrive. 4 days later, which seemed incredibly fast for international shipping, I was on YouTube figuring out how to load 120 into a film back. On the first image, a small technical issue prevented the film from advancing, but Google came to the rescue and I was able to fix the problem. The second and third images proved that I still need to be super careful about hand holding at slow shutter speeds, despite the people of Google stating that there is more leniency in film for slow shutters. After that, I began to find a groove with metering and shooting. I love the waist level finder and how slow I have to go in composing and shooting, with this camera. It’s so tactile and involved. Each image matters and I find myself emotionally attached to the images in camera, whereas it usually isn’t until processing that I form my opinions of images when shooting digitally.

Mamiya RB67 ProSD Portra 400 rated at 200-320 Developed and Scanned by Indie Lab

Double exposure of boy on portra 400

soft focus portrait of boy on portra 400
soft focus window image on portra 400
dog through open door in window light on portra 400 film
Greenery in afternoon natural light on portra 400 film
Dog framed in front doorway shot on portra 400 medium format film
macro purple flowers with dewdrops shot on medium format portra 400
Window shades shot on medium format portra 400 in afternoon natural light
portrait of toddler on white bed shot with portra 400 in natural light

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  1. Meghan

    15 January

    Thanks for posting these. I’m impatiently waiting for my medium format lens. I have a lens-less Pentax 645n waiting for me and I’m so eager to use it.

    • MeganCieloha

      15 January

      How exciting, Meghan :) I’m actually sitting on the thought of that same camera as an alternative to my 6×7 camera. 10 frames is just so few per roll! I hope you fall in love with it.

  2. John Liot

    22 February

    I just came across the image of your dog in the doorway on a google search for window lit film photography and was just blown away by how striking it is. The colours, the clarity, the texture, it’s absolutely stunning. Amazing work :)

    • MeganCieloha

      22 February

      Thank you, John. I appreciate your kind words!

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