Monday, August 22, 2011
It's taken me almost two years to click through twenty four exposures of Kodak T-MAX 400, but a few weeks ago, I finally finished a roll. I've never developed my own film. But thanks to the help of friend James, I'm an expert (yeah right). With his help yesterday, I developed my first roll of film. He was kind enough to drop off the negatives this evening after an overnight drying session, and bam, I popped them in the scanner. Here's Weston's best "I'm cold daddy why are we outside are you crazy!?!" look. I snapped this sometime last winter, as several of the other frames show a very pregnant Megan.
I'm not sure how often I'll shoot and develop my own film. But it has taught me this: take the necessary time with every frame, digital or analog, so that I capture the very best image possible.
P.S. Ok- How I missed the extra little black bar on the right side of the frame, I do not know. I'm not fixing it!