Shooting film will make you make you a better photographer, period.

Jason Howe
way out east

Way out East

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Two rolls in Oahu.

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Two Rolls in Oahu. Introduction Aloha, Hawaii has always been on our "to do list" and living in New Zealand it's actually not too far away by our standards (roughly...
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The Last Post

By | Blog, Film
Firstly, may I take this opportunity to wish you all the happiest of festive seasons. Also, I'd like to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to you for continuing to...
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A space of my own

By | Blog, Film

A space of my own More than 8 weeks have passed since my last post, I may have been absent but I’ve certainly not been idle!!!! For a long time something…

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Film photography is incredibly rewarding, when you see a great shot on a negative you've developed the buzz is something else.

Jason Howe

First Light

The Seahorse

Film Heaven

Golden Moment

Bowentown

Bedfords

A Turning Point

Warm Contours

Vanishing Point

Lakeview

The Darkroom

That’s right, I Shoot Film!

Cameras

Im always fascinated to see the results from different cameras and glass, especially older film cameras. Experimenting is so much fun and I intend to do a lot of it!

Film cameras must be right up there with some of man’s most beautiful mechanical inventions, I’m not ashamed to admit that I get an extra little buzz from owning a camera that’s visually amazing in its own right. Yes I do photograph my cameras…..

Film

When your film has it’s own fridge you know you’re in trouble. I like to keep the film fridge well stocked with a wide range of B&W and Colour films in all formats. Whilst we have unfortunately lost some films there is still good selection of classic available and even a few new ones!

Shooting film will make you make you a better photographer, period.

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere you can get film at great prices from – www.ffs.org/

Format

My first film camera was the Yashica Electro 35 GSN, you can pick up a good quality 35mm film camera for just a few dollars and it’s a great way to get started.

Once you’ve seen the detail held in a 35mm negative it’s almost impossible to resist the urge to explore medium format…and on it goes! Each format you explore will bring new experiences and rewards.

Equipment

You need remarkably litte equipment to start developing your own negatives, it’s relatively inexpensive to get setup up and more importantly it’s great fun. Most of the time!!

Alternatley you could just find yourself a good lab – www.filmsoup.co.nz

Developing

I’m going to be sharing the film developing details and the results as I go, good and bad….  You can share your own experiences here too.

Film photography is incredibly rewarding, when you see a great shot on a negative you’ve developed the buzz is something else.

Workflow

For most of us, shooting film still requires an element of “digital” interaction and scanning your film can be very frustrating. My scanning workflow coming soon.

If you’d like to share your own workflow here I’ll be happy to host it for you.

There are many reasons why you should shoot film. Me? well I guess I shoot film primarily because it’s fun.