Shooting film

I recently did a graduation photoshoot gig,  The client demanded that I use slides with a few rolls of negatives and b&w so I took my Nikon F6 out with old ai-s lenses. The 85 f2 produced nice and creamy bokeh that I like. 

Shooting slides required one to be spot on with exposure unlike shooting negatives. So I asked my mate, Pat to assist me on the job, metering all the shots. 

I majority used 81A filter to warm up the colour a bit on slides (add 1/3 of a stop on top of metered exposure for the photo to be correctly exposed) and due the lack of discipline I did manage to leave it on while shooting negatives. I also shot 3 photos bracket for every one of them (+1 stop, normal and -1 stop) 

Below are taken with Kodak Portra 160. In sequence 1 under, 1 over and normally exposed.  My favourite stock ever. 

I found that shooting against the light can be quite challenging on film, sometime it worked out fine and some other times, it punishes you without mercy.  As an example below, the first photo is actually 1 stop under, the second one is 1 stop over and the last one is normal. Notice that the one under produced a reddish skin tone while normal exposed shot rendered the skin nicely. These photos were shot with Velvia 100F. 

here are some more from the day. 

Life in Bangkok #2

Delta 400, pull 1/3 stop on Bessa r3a 40mm voigtlander 1.4 nokton classic 

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. - Henri Cartier Bresson

 

wait for the moment, don't rush. 

 

Pose for me, you sexy beast and your human master. 

Pose for me, you sexy beast and your human master. 

surf away

surf away

constructing Bangkok in progress, please wait.

constructing Bangkok in progress, please wait.

meanwhile, he's sweeping....something. 

meanwhile, he's sweeping....something. 

metaphorical bangkok

metaphorical bangkok

BTS ( be there soon) 

BTS ( be there soon) 

some more from last month BangSaen's festival

shot with Bessa r3  on Kodak 400 Tri-X pulling 1/3 stop, normally developed. 

I guess what I should have done would be to shoot normal then over develop one stop.

Then the shakiness and blur would be more controlled but then again, it's the story that matters :p 

scanned with my home average scanner then colour correct a little bit to get true black on screen. 

my tour guide for the night, Nong :p 

my tour guide for the night, Nong :p 

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these ladies and gents have been doing voice over since I was a little kid.

these ladies and gents have been doing voice over since I was a little kid.

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Portrait Project: #8

So after a short duration between getting the film developed and what not, the next photos in the portrait series are here.

My mum and my dog "Muyang" (grilled pork in Thai)

I shot with Ilford pan 400 for these two photos and printed them on a matte 8" x 10" paper which I later scanned them on a canon pixma mx437. The colour and some details might have been altered and lost but what you see here nonetheless represent the awesome grain of 35mm film. 

Muyang

Muyang

me ma

me ma