The Freckled Key Nerds Out [Key Film Project]

Good afternoon, friends! Last summer, Scott and I started a little film project using his parents old Minolta XG-M (circa 1980?). You can see the results of our first roll of color film and our first roll of black and white film on our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/thefreckledkeyphotography) in the album #keyfilmproject. I wasn’t in love with the results we got from our first black and white film (Ilford 125); the whites were not white and the black were not black – overall HUGE lack in contrast and lots of mediocre grays… wah-wah….

BUT….. I am SWOONING over the results from our latest black and white roll – Fujifilm ACROS 100. The blacks are SO rich and the whites really pop! The ONLY edit I did to these photos was I brought them into Lighroom and boosted the exposure by about a 1/2 stop (anywhere from +.4 to +.7) as the in-camera light meter on this old Minolta is not reliable and consistently under-exposes the images, but the contrast you see is true to the film! I am IN LOVE.

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July 2013: Daddy in the mountains of Arusha, Tanzania

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July 2013: Hannah eating raw sugar cane in the mountains of Arusha, Tanzania

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August 2013: The day guard at Neema House, Larusai, with his machete

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August 2013: Corn field, Arusha, Tanzania

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August 2013: Galveston, TX

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August 2013: Emily and Hannah, Galveston, TX

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Fall 2013 (October??): Miller’s Barbecue, Belton, TX

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December 2013: Scott @ Franklin’s, Austin, TX

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December 2013: Franklin’s, Austin, TX

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December 2013: East Austin Succulents, Austin, TX

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December 2013: Scott @ East Austin Succulents, Austin, TX

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December 2013: Hannah @ East Austin Succulents, Austin, TX

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December 2013: Nieri Design, Austin, TX

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December 2013: Issie

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December 2013: Issie & Scott

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January 2014: Scott

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March 2014: Issie and Papa (David)

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March 2014: Issie

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March 2014: Issie

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March 2014: Issie & Hannah

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March 2014: Issie & Scott

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March 2014: Issie & Emily

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March 2014: Pixel @ 1748 Bolsover, Houston, TX

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March 2014: Pixel

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March 2014: Scott & Pixel @ 1748 Bolsover, Houston, TX

Succulents and baby,

HK

 

 

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