Shooting Analog (On-going)

Shooting Analog (On-going)

In this Post, which will be an on-going post, I will share some of my discoveries with Analog Film. I will share my opinion on the use of this medium, especially in the day where digital dominates. There is room still for Analog, I firmly believe that it is still relevant, especially for documentation or portraits.

Film is a fickle medium, due to the processes and time involved to produce and image – not to mention expensive. However, if one is to budget the costs of the entire process, then there is still a way to make a living. The premium in image quality does lie within the magic of film, providing an extremely detailed image (when focused properly) and giving a pleasing natural roll-off of details and the dynamic range.

I personally like to provide an Analog capture of a personal portrait, as I feel that it means so much more to care for an image and gives that special edge over digital. That is strictly my opinion and feeling only.

Just a quick point, I feel that by learning the craft of photography with digital cameras, helps save time and money (and frustration). When I felt comfortable to resort back to using film, I felt like I took 10,000’s of photos to then begin to understand how light works the sensors. Therefore, with this understanding, I am comfortable to spend that extra to get that image with that particular look and feel of Film. And trust me, that feel is evident – even if the picture is not 100% in focus … there is something magical about it.

Kodak Portra 400

Photo of my good friend and fellow photographer, MARGUERITE LORRAINE, in Sydney Dec 2019 under the Bushfire Sun.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Portra 400
Photo of my good friend Marius Wenning, in Sydney Dec 2019 under the Bushfire Sun.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Portra 400
Photo of my good friend and fellow photographer/Jorno, JAMES PARKER, in Sydney Dec 2019 on the Beach.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Portra 400
Photo of my good friend and fellow photographer, SAM OOMENS, in Sydney Dec 2019 on the Beach.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Portra 400
Photo of Sydney Harbour, Dec 2019 under the Bushfire Haze.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Portra 400
Photo of a Kangaroo, Jan 2020 South Tasmania.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Portra 400

Kodak Gold 200

Photo of my good friend JESSE PLUMB, in Hobart, Jan 2020 by the Mt. Wellington Waterfalls.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Gold 200
Photo of my Grandmother looking out at Mt. Wellington, Violet Webb, in Lutana, Jan 2020.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Gold 200
Photo of the Wild Tasmanian Bush, Jan 2020, Mt. Wellington.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Gold 200
Photo of my a family friends Dog, in Sandy Bay, Jan 2020.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Gold 200

Kodak Ektar 100

Photo of Giant Ghostgum Tree, Styx Valley, Tasmania Jan 2020.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Ektar 100
Photo of Ranita Størseth, The Devils Kitchen, Tasmania Jan 2020.
Captured with a Canon Film Camera (EF) with a Carl Zeiss 50mm T* Planar ZE using Kodak Ektar 100