I'm not sure what I was thinking trying to shoot Ben on the bike with some crazy back light. But, I saw him there drenched in sunlight and I couldn't help but shoot it. I had a few more frames left on the third roll, so I ran in and grabbed the camera and light meter and went for it. I'm pretty sure I didn't overexpose enough. We shall see, in a few weeks!
UPDATED with film scan from the FINDlab:
That's the thing about shooting film, it teaches patience! It's been over two weeks since I sent in my first two rolls to the lab, exactly twelve working days, but hey who's counting? It's my fault really; there are two types of film scanners that create the digital files from the negatives, the Noritsu and Frontier. I chose the latter, which takes longer to process, so I'm praying the wait will be worth it. In the mean time its been hard to not loose focus and motivation, but I also know the first few rolls will be riddled with mistakes that I'm dying to learn from. Here's hoping I'll have a happy little email waiting in my inbox tomorrow and I can start making some serious progress. Promise I'll replace the iPhone shots above just as soon as I can, even if they are a total failure.
I sent the third roll into a different lab, just to compare the difference. How about you, what's your favorite film lab, and how long have you ever waited for your scans to come back? Please share, I need something to do here while I'm waiting!
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