A couple of days ago I saw the film “Kodachrome” and Steve McCurrys documentary about shooting the last roll of Kodachrome. 36 frames to be shot, and every frame had to be planned down to the smallest detail. Nowadays when we shoot using our digital cameras we don’t have any limitations of how many frames we can shoot to get it right. If we shoot 50 frames of the same subject, we are pretty much sure that at least one of the frames are good. If you only have 36 frames, you can’t screw up. If you take a portrait you must be sure that the person is not blinking their eyes, the light must be right, the exposure settings in your camera has to be correct (theres is not a screen you can look at for “tuning in”), and there is no ISO to bump up if the light is to low. The only option you have is aperture and shutter.
When we look at what Steve McCurry and other photographer was able to do with their analogue cameras I am impressed, and I’m getting inspired. When I first started out with my photography back in the early 80’s, the digital era had not arrived yet. So yes, I have been shooting a lot using analog film. I also worked a lot in the darkroom developing my own film and images, but only black and white. I never got into working with colors in the darkroom.
Well, there is not possible to shoot analog Kodachrome film anymore since they stopped producing it in 2009, but there are some options to simulate the look in Lightroom. All the images is shot with my old Fuji X100s, and developed in Ligthroom CC.