A LOOK BACK 2018 on film | By rick t.

In January of 2018 I purchased a 1971 Hasselblad 500c/m and three lenses on eBay. At the time, I had never taken a film photo other than the occasional plastic underwater disposable camera (a Florida 90's kid staple on field trips). When I purchased the camera, I had no intention of shooting anything Orlando City related. With a slow maximum shutter-speed and hefty weight, the medium format Hasselblad is just about the worst camera for sports photography imaginable. However, I needed to learn, I work for the club, and I'm always working so inevitably the teams became my test subjects.

The First Roll | 120mm Kodak Ektar 100

Preseason in Jax Beach

Team leadership visits the Jacksonville Naval Complex.

New Arrivals at the Stadium

Kickoff Week 2018

Shot on Ilford Delta 3200 (b&w) and Fuji 400h (color)

Media Day for City and Pride

City on Cinestill 800t | Pride on Kodak Portra 800

Getting to Know the New Guys

Seeing the world mirrored takes some getting use to.
double exposure

Shooting on medium format film can be an expensive and cumbersome endeavor.

To offset the cost of everyday shooting I picked up a cheap 35mm Canon rangefinder camera. The lighter weight is also a plus.

Training on Film

City on 120mm Kodak Ektar 100 | Pride on 34mm Kodak Ultra400

The process of shooting action on an old film camera:

1. Meter the area you want to shoot.

2. Focus and frame the area.

3. Wait for subjects to (hopefully) move into the area.

4. Hit the shutter.

Game Days on Film

City vs. Portland on infrared Lomochrome Purple ( green=purple & purple=green)
The Wall and Cinestill 800t are a perfect match.

Extra Content

Last, but not least.

My Favorite Photo of 2018

Mason on Kodak Porta 800


Eric Thompson

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