So here it is. My second roll. Technically, this is almost like my first roll because the last one was started over 10 years ago, so that film was beyond expired. This was a roll of Fujicolor Pro 400H. I was excited to shoot the different film stocks I'd acquired just to see what the color rendition would look like. I was pretty happy with these.
Overall, I am happy with these. I wanted to learn a lot from shooting this roll on my Canon AE-1, and boy, did I learn a lot. From watching a bunch of videos, and reading up on shooting film, I repeatedly heard that film does a great job of controlling the highlights even when you overexpose. There were definitely times where I knew I was overexposing the shot, and I'm actually pleased with how the images came out. I didn't do any heavy editing on any of these - just a little dodging of the shadows a bit. I didn't mess with the color at all (except for one black and white converstion), because I wanted the photo to really represent how the Fujicolor Pro 400H looks.
My biggest issue? Definitely the manual focusing on the camera. It is evident here on the first frame. No words are needed here. 😂
I really wanted this photo to be amazing, but clearly I missed the focus on it. UGH. So close. The composition is okay though.
The grain really shows when you convert to black and white. My dog hates me.
Here's another thing I learned. Just because your lens can shoot as wide as f1.4, doesn't mean you should. I noticed a lot more softness, where I wanted it to be sharper. Next time, I may not go any wider than f2.8 and see how that makes a difference in my photos.
Had the guy with the pink surfboard been alone on the beach, I might've really loved this photo.
I really love the dynamic range of film. I took this same photo with my digital x100v, and I actually prefer the look of this film photo over the digital.
There was some strange vignetting to the left of this photo, but I cropped it out. Not sure what it was, and it may have just been my camera strap in the way since the frame immediate before and after this one were fine.
Focusing to infinity makes the landscapes so easy. 😊
This is my favorite photo from the whole roll of my mom eating lunch. I liked the composition and the focus was where I wanted it to be. I also really love the colors in this photo. Sorry, I don't think she wants to be on the internet. Okay, that's a lie. She doesn't know what the internet is. 😂
No, I wasn't trying to get the pumpkin in focus. 😑
This one isn't bad. Focus is a tad off, but it's passable.
Another case where I wanted to take more compositions of the scene, but had very few exposures left.