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Shooting From the Heart... Film Photography | Aberdeen Family Photographer

Updated: Jan 23, 2019

Film is funny.

We spend a lot of money to get the best (digital) photography kit - one that goes up to the highest ISO with barely any noise, cameras with flip screens to make it easier to see what we’re shooting and to review our work instantly.

And then there’s good old analogue - film photography, which I personally find myself drawn to.

There’s something adrenaline-inducing about the fact that you don’t get to see your image. You’ve just got to trust your equipment, your skill and and your eye.

But when those scans arrive - it’s like Christmas morning!

Especially when they look good!

Admittedly, some of the scans I’ve had back were RUBBISH. One before last made me seriously question the investment of money and time I was making into this new hobby and whether I’ll ever really enjoy it.

The scans I received yesterday say that I will And here are some of them:








The thing I love most about shooting film is how it has a magical way of turning even the most mundane and mediocre subject into a cool photograph.

I love how special scan days feel.

I love that you can forget about the roll of film inside the camera, then finish it and send away for processing having very little clue as to what to expect to see from the lab!

I love the grain (yep, and I also love how my D-SLR handles (reduces) the grain, go figure), the ‘effect’ you get by selecting various film stocks (I think Portra 400 is my favorite, but Fuji Pro 400 is creeping up there after the latest batch!) and how it handles light variations...

Gagh, I’m not selling that dusty old camera any time soon, am I?

Off to buy some film to take away with me on holidays!


Chtefan. Photography is a family portrait photographer based in Laurencekirk, Aberdeen - Scotland.

I specialise in beautiful, natural photography of newborns, children and families and professional and environmental portraits and headshots.

Chtefan. Photography covers the following areas: Laurencekirk, Montrose, Inverbervie, Arbroath, Ellon, Westhill, Banchory, greater Aberdeenshire area and available to travel on both national and international assignments.

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