Portra 400 Medium Format Roll- shot through a Mamiya RB 67 with an 80mm lens.
I have an issue with ‘saving’ film frames. And I don’t think I’m alone in this…. There is only one chance to make a good frame when shooting film. Whether -or not- you did a stellar job of exposing, composing and focusing you’re stuck with the image that was created when you pressed the shutter. Bought and paid for. When I shoot digital I feel more freedom to mess up. There’s an ease in knowing that deleting 5 frames to keep 1 has no cost associated with it, besides the time it took me to shoot and cull. Perhaps I should have powered through this doubtful, angsty stage by now and triumphantly laid hold to the knowledge that very rarely will I shoot a full roll of keeper images, and that’s ok! But, I haven’t. So, I shot an entire roll of portraits with the medium format film that I committed to shooting in March. My externally communicated reason for shooting those portraits was that I find it valuable to regularly document the growth of the kids via traditional portraits, and that IS true. But the real reason was that I’m scared to waste film. Shhhh.
Portra 400 | Mamiya RB 67 Pro SD | Developed and scanned by The Find Lab