You know I shifted from film back to digital but of course, it is a must that I at least bring the film camera to the zoo. Armed with the Nikon FE, a 300mm lens and a roll of Fuji film, I knew I only had 36 clicks to make the visit worth it.
Of course, in the end, I got only a handful of usable shots, but well, better than zilch!
While I have been happy to shoot on film because its quite carefree, when it came to the zoo, I felt totally different. Somehow, the inability to check if I got the shot got to me. With other subjects, it didn’t really matter to me. But when it came to animals, well let’s just say I am a bit more particular.
Having said that, was it fun shooting on film? Yes it was quite fun. Was the results good? Let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised with some. Which also meant that my skills are not too bad lah! At least it didn’t turn out to be a complete washout in terms of pictures of acceptable quality.
And another definite plus for me is the colour of the shots! I have so far been unable to replicate the same tone in my digital pictures. This was saturated, yet subtle at the same time. My search goes on but I am sure Photoshop will let me do such thing. If anyone knows how, let me know :) Thanks!