An Experiment with Film

September 17, 2015 · Film, Personal

Trying new things can be hard. Never knowing if its going to turn out or not. And being the slight perfectionist that I am, I needed a bit of a push to try a film stock that I knew very little of.

Enter a lovely film group that I am a part of where one of the photographers sent a roll of off-the-beaten-path film from Seattle Film Works. I received a 35mm roll of SFW 200 in the mail and, knowing nothing of this film, I loaded it into my camera…and it stayed there for many weeks. My results were a bit…um. You know, different.

If I ever get my hands on another roll I will try photographing still-life instead of people. I think the colors and casts will lend itself much more interesting in that format – and it somehow looks perpetually underexposed (I rated the roll of 200 at 100). However, the more I look at the photos the more they grow on me. The bit of quirk is winning me over, perhaps.


To continue with the blog circle, and check out the other participants results with this film, head on over to Love Me Simply Photography.