Fuji Superia Xtra 400 – Arkansas Trip

On a recent trip to Arkansas I put a roll of Superia Xtra 400 into my Nikon f4 and pushed it one stop. Pushing it one stop makes the 400 iso/asa film a 800 iso/asa film. This allowed me to have faster shutter speeds but also brings in more noise/grain into the photos. This film is cheap enough, I like trying it out often for run and gun shoots or just random outings.

In my hope for a full roll of images I liked, I ended up with a just a few that I liked. Mostly the issue was some were out of focus. This is due to me using a new lens to me which is a classic Nikon 200mm f4 manual focus lens. Though the photos that I did like or felt were good enough to show I really like for how the colors came out from pushing the film.

You may ask yourself, in a roll of 36 photos, this is it? Yeah. It was an experiment and with a 200mm lens, hitting focus is a bit hard handheld no matter how steady you think you are. Next time I will be pushing this film with an auto focus lens as I do like how the colors came out. I have a roll of this loaded up now that i will be pulling either 1 or 2 stops to see how that goes!

I have about 5 rolls of film sitting in the fridge waiting to be used on the perfect day. I have CineStill 50d, Fuji Natura 1600, Fuji 400h and Ilford Ortho 50. I am super excited to try all of these films out. 2 of 3 of them are being saved for a trip to New Mexico I am going on in January for my 30th birthday. I know The ilford Ortho and the Fuji Natura 1600 will make that trip for sure. I also have a roll of Kodak HIE coming in the mail soon but that film will be a struggle to figure out so not sure when and where I will be shooting that one!

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CineStill 800t

What a film!

So, if you are new here, I have been getting more and more into film photography and trying out new films. My latest roll of film was CineStill 800t. Cinestill 800t started out as a movie film stock that has been changed up to be used in still photography.

This film is very unique and you will see what I mean when you see the sample photos. The way it deals with lights is something other films don’t do. I am going to keep this one short. Check out this video to see some of the images I came up with.

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my blog. Future posts will be from a trip to Arkansas that I am taking soon, my recent trip to Dallas which will come with more photos and videos of what we, my wife and I did and a blog on my new camera purchase. Stay tuned!

The first roll of 35mm film developed – Nikon f4

Well, today was the day and what I mean by that is, my film came back from Fuji. This is the film I mentioned shooting in a recent blog. I picked up a Nikon f4 and put some Fuji 400 film and went out for a hike and shoot.

The look of film caught me by surprise and I think the reason behind that is because so many people on Instagram go for the film look but are shooting digital with a preset to make it look like the film. That doesn’t cut it when you get a real roll of 35mm film developed. Its such a cool and unique look and I am in love I think. Ha



I am super excited for the future and hope to make it a part of something bigger than just going out and shooting random stuff. I would love to shoot some portraits with it and my biggest plan is to buy a shutter release trigger and shoot waterfalls and the stars! Yes, the stars! I shoot the stars pretty often in the summer and plan on shooting the milky way a good bit this coming up spring and summer and hope to share that all with you here.

The video above will show you some of my images along with my hike when I first went out. Check it out to see the images, its a super short video! If you shoot film, what do you shoot with?

Thanks for coming back for another blog and I hope you all have a great week!