Medium Format: My First Roll

I've always wanted to get into shooting on film. I dabbled with 35mm here and there before I picked up my first DSLR, but it was never in any meaningful way (if I'm honest with myself, back then I probably thought it just looked cool to have a film camera floating around). I don't think I ever actually got a roll developed for myself after high school, either. I was always nervous that I'd horribly mangled the exposure (Schrödinger's photo!).

That's not to say I didn't love the idea of film. It's photography in it's purest form - light reacting with "paper". That's it. It's incredibly limited too, but in a way that will make you think. The Mamiya 645j I purchased this week allows just 15 photos per roll (my Fuji cameras will burst that in just over a second!). So after two failed attempts of loading film into the camera, these are my first steps into medium format film photography. I think I'm in love.

All shot on Kodak Portra 160.

Photographer at @valleypeakweddings & @explorevalleypeak. Two time university dropout. Owner of at least three shirts.