first try at film

I bought a medium format film camera off of ebay, having never shot film in my life, and decided to just dive in. The look of film makes me feel something deep, and shooting with it makes me a much more thoughtful photographer, since I only have a handful of shots per roll (and it's ridiculously expensive).

Unfortunately, this camera is manual focus and viewed through a tiny, dark prism finder, which has led to an enormous amount of blurry pictures. Or maybe I am just freaking blind. I don't know. These are some of the only shots, out of three rolls, that were not completely out of focus. Really frustrating! I have a feeling I will be selling this baby in the future for something with auto focus. I'm just not sure I have the eyesight or patience to master it. We'll see.

Anyway, want to know the raddest part of this experiment? I do not have to edit my images. What the whaaaaat?! These are straight outta the camera and scanned thoughtfully by Indie Film Lab. Booooom!! 

 Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Ektar 100, Scans by Indie Film Lab

Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Ektar 100, Scans by Indie Film Lab

 Mamiya 645 Pro TL,  TRI-X 400, Ektar 100,  Scans by Indie Film Lab

Mamiya 645 Pro TL,  TRI-X 400, Ektar 100,  Scans by Indie Film Lab