It's here! After anxiously waiting for weeks the email finally arrived saying that my film scans had arrived. I had gone through the digital images from a recent family portrait session, but it was the film I was dying to see. It was completely worth the wait. I loved the film images I captured during this session. They seemed so much more simple and beautiful than them digital images. Perhaps it was that with the film I had to figure out my exposure and then I was free to focus in on the wonderful subjects in front of me. There was no fidgeting with dials or flashing LCD in my eye.
I finally did it. I shot a client session with film. It may not seem like much of a big deal, but for me it was a great boost of encouragement in embracing the style of images I want to make.
Several years ago I starting seeing a particular tone in images that I loved. I read and read trying to figure out what actions or settings these photographer were using. Finally I started to see people posting their secret. The common thread was film. I tried Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets. Some came close, but fell a bit short for me. Yes. I'm that picky.
I'm really excited with the results from this session and hopefully won't be so unsure about shooting film when photographing clients in the future.