I love film. I love old manual cameras. Film has a much deeper range of dynamic light response than our small digital cameras, and shooting film forces me to slow down and think about each shot. I try and see most shots before I take them, but with a digital camera I shoot then chimp, shoot then chimp. With film I stare at the scene, then through the viewfinder; I work hard on manual focus and exposure, forming the final image in my mind. I usually expose for the light areas, and let the shadows fall where they may.
This is a photo of my father, taken in April 2012 on a Habitat for Humanity job site in Santa Cara California. 82 years old, a retired aerospace engineer and father of six children, building houses. You go Dad!
I shoot an old 1970’s vintage Pentax K1000 first made in 1976. I have two lense; both Asahi, 50mm f1.4 and 28mm f2.8.
EXIF (ha!) Pentax K1000, Asahi 50mm f1.4, TMAX 100 print film shot at f2.8 and a fast 1/500 shutter to meter for sky +1 stop over mid grey. Sun is camera right.