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Canyons on Film

I am very excited about this set of photographs. While in Arizona, I brought along a Rolleiflex f/3.5 medium format camera. Before this trip I had only taken 4 photos with this camera. That’s not even a half a roll. So, I really didn’t know if the camera was working right or even if I was using it correctly. However, I felt this was a perfect test for me and the camera. Through out the week, I took 1 1/2 rolls Kodak Portra 400 (Color) and one roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 (B&W).

I was a blast using this vintage Rolleiflex that got me funny looks and people saying things like, “That’s a cool old camera! Does it work?” or “Does that, like, shoot of film or something?”

One of the hardest things about shooting on film is seeing and creating a shot in your head but having to wait to see if you successfully made the photograph. Even though I am new to film and there is this sense of having to have it now, I truly enjoyed shooting with the Rolleiflex and seeing the images that it captures.

I had a few friends recommend The Find Lab to be the ones I should trust with my film. So, I sent the rolls of film to them to be developed and scanned and then waited… and waited… and waited… Well, I really didn’t have to wait to long (about 5 days), it just seemed like it!

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