It seems that film is now considered an “alternative process”; in other words an alternative to digital. I still love using film. Much of my fine art work begins with a film-based exposure. I still pull the film camera out for portrait sessions though. One of my students this summer wanted to do some off camera lighting with film, so I thought I would do a couple test rolls before he shot his. The last time I used off camera lighting with film I was kicking it old school with all the sync cords. This time I used PWIIs with my Pentax 67. It’s a beast of a camera, but I love it. I also shot a roll with a Mamiya 645 (hence the different print ratios). I was shooting with 400 speed film (what I had at the moment), which limited me from the beginning with ambient exposure. With digital you can lower your ISO if you need less exposure. I also overdeveloped by about a stop…hence the grain. So, I took my hubbie Shannon out and played a little bit. I didn’t get the ambient exposure I wanted, but it was fun none the less.