As I mentioned in my last post, I purchased some Ilford Black & White ISO 4oo film with the purposes of saving it for some special shoots. It was my first time using the film (Andrew used it previously, see post “It Don’t Matter if you’re Black & White”) and like he said, above all else, keep this in mind–it’s expensive. Two rolls put on CDs cost me $30.
Was it worth it? YES. Were the shots perfect? Definitely not.
I’m going to post these shots in a series of two posts; this more natural shoot, and one that’s more cityscape focused. Because I was shooting mostly at dusk, a lot of what I expected to happen, well, happened. Some of the shots are a bit underexposed, and not as sharply contrasted as I would have like.
I also experimented on a lot of these shots with my tripod on a low shutter speed.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, or feedback/ advice on how get clearer shots in low lighting! Overall though, I’m extremely pleased–hope you like them as well.
Shot on the Canon AE-1
*These shots were taken in Fayetteville, Arkansas & Southbury, Connecticut this Christmas.