film photography

Northern Minnesota + Southern Minnesota // Film by ASHLEY GROTH

One of the most fun things Ive been dabbling in is film photography. I picked up a cheapo f100 a few months back and it has quickly become my go-to for personal projects. As a photographer, I'm often faced with the dilemma of..should I bring my spendy pro camera for the best possible (technical) images that will allow me to edit to my hearts content? Or should I opt for my light weight film camera and hope for the best?

The answer is always film. Any photographer out there knows that having a camera on you on family trips, birthday parties, etc can start to feel more like a burden than anything else. Every trip that I've opted for my film camera over digital has been so much more freeing--you're much more deliberate since you have a finite number of frames, less selfies and more asking people to snap a pic for you, the beauty of the grit and grain that is characteristic of film. AND when you send your film off to be developed, its like Christmas morning when they're ready :)

Here are a few favorites of two late summer/early fall trips--one to Grand Portage, MN and a few from hiking south of Winona, MN. Enjoy!

{Images shot on Nikon F100, Portra 400 35mm, processed with The Find Lab}