All the work I do as a family and children's photographer in Rhode Island is done using my digital cameras. I still have one foot in the past, where I started, though: I shoot film when I can.
Anyone out there who has ever shot photos on film (or maybe you still do) knows that those photos have a distinct, unique, and timeless look and character. Film grain is beautiful. If you send your film out to get processed, which I do, there's nothing like the day you get your prints or film scans back. The wait for them seems never-ending, but it's like Christmas when they arrive. If you're like me and you have rolls of film hanging out in your camera or in your house waiting to be developed for many months, much of what comes back may be a big surprise.
A lot of people who shoot film have favorite film stocks. I love Portra for color (400 and 800 are my favorite but I'll take 160) and my black and white favorite is Ilford Delta 400. However, I've been mixing it up lately, shooting some Fuji color, some Kodak black & white stocks, and I have a roll of Kodak Ektar (which I don't think I've ever shot!) in my camera now.
Below is a compilation of some of the photos I've recently gotten back. The photos span a date range from late spring 2015 through early March 2016 (I told you I have film hanging around) and a location range from the beaches of Rhode Island to my own home to the coast of Western Puerto Rico. Film stocks are Kodak Portra 400 & 800, Fuji 400H, and Kodak Tri-X 400. Developing was done by The Find Lab (LOVE THEM), and no matter if I'm shooting film or digital, it seems that coffee mugs, surfers, and cats are frequent victims of mine. Do you shoot film? If you do, let me know your favorite film in the comments!