Remember about 6 weeks ago I told you about my new film camera? The Nikon FM, a fully manual camera. This camera is not only manual exposure, but manual focus. I know that I’m comfortable shooting manual exposure, because I shoot almost entirely in manual during photoshoots and at weddings. One of the really cool things about getting the roll back was realizing I do “get” exposure (or at least how to use my light meter). Other than the “accidental” shots, the roll was mostly perfectly exposed (I like a wee-bit of overexposed in my images).
My biggest problem: focus. This image of the hubs is a perfect example.
You can see that I just missed it. The plane of focus is across his shoulders and his wrist. What would have been an awesome portrait of my hubby (probably my favourite image from the roll) turned into something a bit unusable :( But it is good learning. And, quite honestly, by the end of my black and white roll, which won’t be ready until tomorrow, I was feeling a lot more comfortable with the focusing features of my camera! So, I’m excited to get that one back! For now, I leave you with some of my faves! Thoughts, critiques, anything else?