March of Film 2014

Their website says it best:  “March of Film is a theme-based project with two simple goals:  1. Spark your creativity;  2. Keep film alive”.

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Bicycle

I decided to jump in with both feet and give it a go.  I wasn’t sure exactly whether it would inspire me or not, but I think the verdict is a definite Yes.  No digital photography at all throughout March, just my Canon AE-1 Program, a few lenses and a handful of different film types.

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Branch

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Self-portrait

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Texture

The photographs here are the ones I’ve uploaded to the March of Film website.  Each day in March has a different theme, so the full set is 31 in total.  I didn’t quite manage all of them, but the main point was to get out and shoot some film – maybe next year I’ll aim for all 31.  Each photo here is named after the theme in question.

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Green

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Graffiti

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Abandoned

The most used lens was the standard 50mm f1.8.  Graffiti and Abandoned were taken with the more wide-angled 28mm, while Way Home From Work was with a longer 100mm.

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Way Home From Work

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Magical

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Garden

Nearly all the black and white photographs are taken on Kodak Tri-X film, ISO 400.  The exception are Graffiti and Abandoned, where I used a roll of Ilford Delta 100 instead.  It’s a film I’ve always wanted to try out, so March has been a good excuse.

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Wheel

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Industry

I also managed to take an entire roll of Tri-X at ISO 100 by mistake –  it’s a classic snafu, the camera was set for the Ilford film and I forgot to change it back when I loaded the Tri-X.  However, a bit of “pull” developing managed to rescue the situation, and Way Home From Work came out nicely.

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Window

As for colour film I tried out a few rolls of Kodak Ektar 100.  It’s quite pricey but the colour reproduction is damn good so I think I’ll be using this one again in future.

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Peephole

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Pattern

So that’s it for March of Film 2014!  Can’t wait for more of the same next year, although it’s now time to buy some more film.

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