"Lets do it on my Hasselblad using film" replied Simon.
So that weekend Simon turned up at my house with his Hasselblad kit and a film back with 6 exposures remaining.
Whilst familiar with the newer digital Hasselblad I've not used the Hasselblad 500 series of bodies; winding on the film after each exposure, something once so familiar felt so alien after 10 yrs of digital.
We set up the lighting, balancing natural light with my Neewer studio strobes and, with Topsy sitting in using a digital back fired off some exposures to check the lighting.
|Hasselblad 503CWD, Carl Zeiss 150mm f/4 Sonnar CFi 1/125s f/8 photo by Simon Hill|
The film was processed by Ilford Labs then Simon scanned the negatives on a Fuji Frontier SP 3000 Pro.
Post production was in Ps and Silver EFX Pro
|Hasselblad 503CWD, Carl Zeiss 150mm f/4 Sonnar CFi 1/125s f/8 photo by stereodesign|
I really enjoyed the afternoon using the 503 and I think the result speaks for itself, however I've no desire to go back to film, I much prefer digital.