Often I have asked myself what is the point of shooting film when I can get similar results with digital. This is particularly true of films like Portra and Ektar, but especially Ektar, with its saturated colour palette and fine grain. And I guess this is why I don’t shoot that much slide film. The results are incredibly similar to what I can get with my digital camera, but I’m more likely to mess up the roll because of its shorter exposure latitude.
Lately I have been shooting mostly Lomochrome Purple. I had a few rolls left from the 2018 batch, and I have 5 rolls of the 2019 version in 35mm and 5 in 120 now to shoot. I really love this film. Getting the same results in digital would take a lot more work, and then you also lose the film’s unpredictability, which is one of the main reasons to shoot it. It’s made me realise that I need to shoot more experimental films, rather than sticking with my usual favourites that don’t really inspire me that much anymore.
Just to up the unpredictability factor even more, I accidentally exposed a few frames of Lomo Purple twice (the 2nd time I’ve done this!), once in my Diana Mini and again in my Nikon FM. The roll was shot at EI 200 in my FM. The images don’t really “say” anything to me, but I like how they came out, especially the top one 🙂
I also shot some “normal” images at Kew Gardens, Eltham Palace and Nunhead Cemetery that I will share in later posts. Stay tuned! 🙂
And if you follow me on Instagram, there are a few images uploaded there already.