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Film Photography: My First Film Roll

Back in December I blogged about a new project that I was getting started on, film photography. I know I’ve kept you all waiting. It just took me a while to get my first film roll finished and ready to send to the lab. I made the mistake of hoarding my first roll instead of just shooting the whole thing and getting it sent off. Buuuut I finally finished it and dropped it in the mail last week.

I sent my first film roll to be developed at The Find Lab, and they did a fantastic job! They guided me through the process of getting my first roll developed, helped me fill out the forms correctly,  and even got the scans back to me early!

These first three images are from Christmas/New Years when I first decided to pick up film. I shot a few images while I was home visiting my family. Then I got busy with other things and didn’t finish the roll until earlier this month.

“Overall, I feel like I did pretty good for my first film roll”

Overall, I feel like I did pretty good for my first roll. There are some images that are completely out of focus and a couple that are underexposed.  But in spite of that, I love the feel of these images. I love the grain and the texture of the film, and I’m 100% going to be shooting more film in the future. If you’ve been thinking about trying film. Just do it! It’s addicting! I can’t wait to shoot my next roll and see how I can improve and grow on this film adventure.

When I finally decided that I needed to finish my first roll of film and get it sent into the lab, I couldn’t figure out what I should finish the roll on. But then I decided, what better way to shoot my first roll of film than by setting up a little photo shoot with Sophie?

What better way to shoot my first film roll than by setting up a little photo shoot with Sophie?

If you’re following me on Facebook or on Instagram, you know that Zach and I just got a second dog. Sophie joined our family on February 18th. She’s the sweetest Golden Retriever pup to ever walk the face of the earth, I promise. If you want to follow her adventures on Instagram, you can do that @sophie_the_sweet. I’ve decided that I’m going to try and take pictures of her each week, so we can look back and see how she grows and changes. So this was a good way to start.

  1. Kat says:

    So lovely – I can’t wait to see more!

    • Amanda Shawver Forbes says:

      Thanks, Kat! I’m so pumped by how my first film roll turned out, can’t wait to shoot the next one.

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