Nikon F3: First Roll

The last few rolls of film I got developed were super grainy and faded and I was a little bit disappointed and discouraged, so when this roll of film came in I was absolutely ecstatic. You can ask Courtney, it was all I talked about for a good while. 

This roll was a few firsts. I recently was finally able to acquire one of my dream camera and lenses. I bought a Nikon F3 with a 50mm f1.2 mounted on the front from Englewood Camera and Photo. It is a beautiful little setup and feels so good in my hand. It is by far my favorite camera I have ever owned. This roll was also my first time shooting Portra 400. I have always loved the way the film looked but for some reason never got around to shooting it. I totally get now why people love it. It is a BEAUTIFUL film. The colors, dynamic range, grain all just works so well. It is probably my new go-to film of choice. 

Mostly I shoot film to capture everyday life and this roll is no exception. Spring is starting to hit here in Colorado. Everything is turning green and we are spending a lot more time outside. At the same time the seasons are changing, it seems like our daughter is starting to bloom as well. Her personality is starting to come out a lot and it brings me so much joy to watch. She smiles all the time, is starting to be silly, and her new thing is she loves to wave at everybody in sight. She is still magical to me. Anyways her is a few scenes from our life recently captured on film. 

Going Wide

So for the last few months I have been driving all the way to Lakewood to get my film developed and it turns out I have a lab not 5 minutes from my house. I am going to be shooting a lot more film now. 

Nikon FA |  Kodak 400 (Expired) | Colorado | Fall 2015

I'm Back

Hey guys. I am sitting on my couch, drinking some iced coffee, listening to good music, and watching my daughter lay on the floor and mouth her little toys, and I can't help but think about how blessed I am. All I need is my wife sitting beside me and all would be complete, but she is at work right now. 

Anyways, I just wanted to write a little post and say that I am back! I know this site never really went away but I did move away from professional photography for a bit to pursue some other interests. As of today though, I am back. I am still working at Costco and really love it, but I want to start pursuing photography again. I got my site all back up and running, I updated the galleries, and I can't wait to get back in the game. I am looking to book weddings, family sessions, couples, and headshots. I know it will take some time to really get things up and running again but I am not in a hurry. 

Thanks for following along with me through it all. I hope we can connect as we move forward and I hope you have an amazing 2016. 

- Nathan