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

Kodak MAX 400

Kodak MAX 400 is stock of film that doesn’t really jump out at me for character. It is a good film stock that captures details like they should. I stuffed 3 rolls of the MAX through an old Nikon EM with the standard 50mm 1.8 lens and a Canon 300v with various lenses from Zeiss and Canon attached. I got some very nice results delivering good balanced tones and colours, as one would expect. The following images have been scanned in and slight changes with the levels as well as some dust removed from the faces.

Mira, KODAK MAX 400 through Canon 300V and Carl Zeiss 85mm T* Planar.
Kjartan & Mira, KODAK MAX 400 through Canon 300V and Carl Zeiss 85mm T* Planar.
Johanna Seim, KODAK MAX 400 through Canon 300V and Canon 35mm 1.4 L.
Christer going for … me! KODAK MAX 400 through Canon 300V and Canon 35mm 1.4 L.
Christer. KODAK MAX 400 through Canon 300V and Canon 35mm 1.4 L.
The Moment. KODAK MAX 400 through Nikon EM w/ 50mm 1.8.
The Kings and Queen of the Day. KODAK MAX 400 through Nikon EM w/ 50mm 1.8.
Johanna & Frederic Jamming. KODAK MAX 400 through Nikon EM w/ 50mm 1.8.