Clarksburg, CA

I brought just one roll of film with me on my trip up north last month and my visit to this little town was the perfect occasion to use it. All photos shot on my Nikon FM3A on 35mm Kodak Portra 400.

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January 30, 2013 - 10:27 am

Lydia I stumbled upon your blog through a google search (I think I was searching for information about Fuji 400). I have really enjoyed your film work! Usually I would skim a post dedicated to scenery/landscape but I find myself lingering longer.

Thanks for the inspiration. I just purchased an Elan iie to explore film with my canon lenses.

January 30, 2013 - 10:48 am

terrini Thanks Lydia! It’s always nice to get a compliment from another photographer. Film is really fun to shoot, so I hope you’ll enjoy your experience with it. If you’re doing natural light portraits, Fuji 400H is a great film to use. Just remember that with that film you’re going to get better results when you overexpose it by a stop or more. Have fun!

February 2, 2013 - 12:10 am

Elijah Really gorgeous photos! Love the colors. So I have a somewhat random question to ask you: How much do you overexpose (if at all)? And when you do meter, what do you use (i.e. do you just meter to grass in the shade, or to a grey card, or just use the average value from the scene)? Thanks!

February 2, 2013 - 10:52 am

terrini Thanks Elijah. I use the meter in the camera, and will typically just rate my film one stop lower. Most of the time I’ll meter a part of the scene that I want to be middle gray. Other times I may just meter a part that I want to be +1 in brightness.

February 2, 2013 - 11:20 am

Elijah Thanks for the reply! I’m just curious because sometimes I nail the exposure, but a lot of times I don’t.

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