My story with film photography is a bit recent. I’ve started shooting 35mm film last year around May, which was actually just three months after buy my first DSLR camera. Before that, I just took pictures with my cellphone, but nothing really serious.
At the time I decided to dive in the world of photography, I was facing some problems and taking pictures was a way of stress out some thoughts: it was the way that I found to express myself. It turned out that photography has become a kind of therapy for me, a therapy I try to do when I have a time off of the university.
These pictures were taken on a Nikon F3 (which was my first and still being my only film camera) with a Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D. They are from the fifth roll I’ve shoot since I’ve started (unfortunately, here in Brazil film photography is somewhat expensive).
The film that I used was the Kodak Tri-X 400. As long as it was the first time that I used black and white film, I didn’t know what exactly expect. Moreover, I was a bit concerned about the exposures because of the lighting conditions: it was a sunny day and there were many shadows. So, since I don’t have a lot of experience, I was a bit afraid of make extremely contrasty expositions, however I ended up satisfied with the results.
The exposures where made in the City Park of São José dos Campos, a nearby city of São Paulo. They were self-scanned with a Pacific Image PrimeFillm 7200 and post-processed on Adobe Lightroom.
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