A quick visit to NC to meet my new nephew Liam

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A few weeks flew down to NC to visit my sweet new nephew Liam, born three months too early and tinier even than his older brother! I forgot my light meter (which I stewed about the entire plan ride down) but lucky for me, my G2 performed swimmingly on auto! These are all shot on a Contax G2, with either tri-x pushed +2 or Ilford 3200 35mm film.

(and of couuuuurse I included that furry face to which I returned home…! Sweet pup!)

A roll of Delta 3200 35mm (re: photos of the pets!)

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Delta 3200 is not, in fact, one of my favorite B+W film stocks (some people love it!) but I had a roll laying about that I wanted to use up, and also ran out of Tri-X 35mm! I’m still struggling to find my look with B+W film–I see photos I love and I’m just not sure what I’m doing wrong with exposure, if I’m not using the right stock, if the light simply isn’t right? Once I figure that out I’m going to shoot a lot more B+W at weddings, for sure. Outdoors, it looks great! But I want to shoot it indoors with the light is a bit lower and color film simply won’t do. Anyway, I love the grain and the grittiness of this ISO 3200 film, though it’s tough when your the only color of your subjects is black and/or white…not a ton of tonal variation.;)

June 3, 2014 - 3:08 am

Sydney - I can’t get over how handsome Toulouse is in his portrait by the window. How I miss that kitty!