It’s amazing how much you can learn in a couple rolls of film on a new camera. Really about photography in general whether it be film or digital (not iPhone). And as always… Chris Rost is down to ride, shoot, and be patient with me as I learn new skills.
On my first roll with the Canon ELAN 7E I used a super slow shutter speed. I didn’t grasp how light worked with a slow shutter speed yet. So… this roll I used a super fast shutter speed (1/3000) even though my meter said they would be -2 stops. My thought was… “I’ll just edit them to enhance exposure”… WRONG. Little did I know that that’s not how it works.
Although I’m super amped on a few of these (way more than last roll) I learned so many great lessons for the next round. Slow the shutter, maybe change from a 400 ISO to something more specific to the environment I want to shoot, how photos will turn out with -2 stops, and I’m sure a lot more that I can’t think of right now.
With all that said… I originally started a Tumblr page to reflect on my (Matt/Personal) learning of film photography but it turns out that everything I’m shooting is jam packed with the Ride x Create vibe! So, instead of filling our site with every shot… I decided to start FOLLY x FILM, fill that with all shots I dig, and share only a select few with you here.
I hope you’ll check out FOLLY x FILM as I continue to grow in my photography skills. I can promise that I will get better with time. My hope is that the images will encourage you to learn something new, accept your suckness at first, push through your doubts, and dominate!
Stay consistent x progressive
RIDE x CREATE