Here are a couple of the film scans I just got back from Richard Photo Lab. As I mentioned last month, I'll be starting to include some film work as an option in my packages. While color is always a possibility, I plan to primarily use my F5 for black and white work. First off, I'm kind of obsessed with grain, and I hate replicating it digitally. Second, film gives me something raw and unprocessed. I don't do any touch ups or editing to my film images, and I can't cheat and look at my LCD to make sure I've exposed the shot correctly or that no one was blinking. It forces me to live in the moment and trust my instincts. It forces me to try and use those 24 or 36 frames very selectively, which just makes me that much more aware as an artist and a story teller. So, if this concept turns you on, mention it when you book me and we'll work some film into the package. It won't be much, probably $200 for a wedding, and less for other sessions. I'm not going to shoot film the whole day, just 4-5 rolls. I simply need to recoup my costs of purchasing and scanning the film.
Oh, I should mention the film used in this session was way past it's expiration date... Haha don't worry, I didn't charge the couple for this experiment!