Olivia & Gray on Ektar 100

I want to take more pictures with actual film, and not just do film edits in Photoshop or Lightroom (although those are nice, too :) ). One of the cool things about learning about film is the huge history and backstory for the whole process.

One of the more popular types of film is Ektar 100. This film looks great in bright light, and gives saturated and warm colors. I conscripted my favorite two models, Olivia and Gray, in to service, and decided to to a little Starbucks/fall themed shoot. They were pretty patient with me, and Olivia loves mugging for the camera.

Because this is a 100 film, it works best in bright light. I took these a little before the sunset, so unfortunately a few were a little blurry as I struggled to get a much light as the film needed, but the ones that turned out were pretty great, and I have another roll of this film I’m excited to test some more.


Travels on film - Chicago

Back in March we took a day trip to Chicago as a family. We’ve tried to take more day trips as the girls get older, I always love traveling, but the logistics of taking two kids in car seats on a plane is a lot more difficult than road trips.

This is the first family trip on which I took my film camera. It was freezing, and we were right by the lake, I so didn’t end up taking a ton of pictures, it was just so cold. We wen’t to the Field Museum of Natural History which was pretty awesome, and of course we got some deep dish pizza while we were there.