Back to Medium Format Film
May 31, 2018
After years of gathering dust, it finally came to me...the desire to again start shooting film on my Mamiya RZ67. I've always loved the look and feel of medium format film photography. I feel the process of shooting film can't be replicated even though the film look can be replicated. The very physical process of loading the film, cocking the shutter and hearing the wind from the click of the shutter is an experience that makes me fall in love with photography all over again. With film, you can't chimp on the back of the camera and I love that because it gives me more focus and intent on each shot that I make.
One day, I decided to take the Mamiya and go for a walk at Juanita Bay Park. Looking to test the camera and make some landscape shots, I instead had the best luck getting to shoot environmental portraits of a blue heron that decided to hunt really close by. Here is one of my portraits of this beautiful, dinosaur-like creature.
Shot with the Mamiya-Sekor 110mm F2.8 lens on Ilford XP2 Super 400 B&W Film