College basketball on Kodak Tri-X400 film

A short while ago, I photographed our basketball team at Santa Monica College with my trusted Olympus analog film camera and Kodak Tri-X 400 film. I developed the rolls of film myself and made prints in the dark room. It’s great fun and a very welcome change of process from shooting digital..although these images were scanned and little adjustments were necessary on the digital images to match the traditional dark room prints. I firmly believe, shooting film makes you a better photographer. With limited frames and no immediate review on the back of the camera, you are just paying a lot more attention to details in composition, perspective, lighting and exposure – the basics of photography. 

originally posted Feb 12, 2013