My go at being an Asheville film photographer…The above pictures were the only 2 from this roll of T-Max 400, expired in 2002, that somewhat work. Shooting black and white film is more difficult than color so for the next couple of months I will be sticking with the color film Portra 400, I love the tones and contrast with it. In fact with my digital film I try to match what this film stock looks like. Below are a couple of maternity pictures that my friend, for whom maternity pictures were not her thing, was so kind to let me play and take a couple of portraits one afternoon afterwork from my day job here in Asheville, NC. It was fun to do something a little differently than how I would typically shoot a maternity session. These we photographed on the film stock Portra 800 rated at 200 with a Pentax 645N.
These next couple of pictures of my daughter were taken at 1:00 p.m. in the spring. The sun was basically directly overhead. I was very please with how they turned out, no that are not all perfectly in focus but I am still learning the manually focusing my lens thing. 🙂 With digital shooting at this time of day in the wide open would have looked very different and I would have been looking for some trees to block the sun. I love how much more forgiving film is with the midday harsh sun. These are Portra 400 rated at 400 with the Pentax 645N.
And lastly the Biltmore Estate tulips, they are a must see! They are no longer blooming but the azaleas are now gorgeous on the Estate. You can check out what is blooming with the bloom report. I look forward to capturing different things blooming at the Biltmore on film throughout the year!