Cristopher Benitah

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Jackson Hole, WY -18

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Nearly ten years have gone by since I first visited Jackson. Going back every year since has been the single best treat I can give myself each year. Jackson gives me nature at its best, with a touch of steep slopes and delicious beer.

A camera is packed for every trip, and this was no different. I decided I wanted to bring my Hasselblad 501c with 10 rolls of film. Aggressive amount but at times it’s better to carry too much than too little.

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After being in Jackson for all of 30min I drop the camera. Being all manual I wasn’t too worried but soon after taking a shot I notice that I cannot advance the film. Something must have happened to my film back. I waste 3 rolls of film trying to solve the issue before giving up.

Not wanting to completely stay away from shooting I resort to my pocket and grab my Google Pixel 2 phone. I normally use to phone camera to capture things I see or need to remember. They are quick, brief moments for me to see and me alone. Although, I share a fair deal with my family and friends of course.

Below you will see how much power you actually have in your pocket. Since I had a plan of shooting film I wanted to emulate the look and feel of Kodak TRI-X 400 film.

 

Editing

Adobe Lightroom has been my go to for quite some time now. I have tried out capture one, like most professionals, but the color I make is achieved better in Lightroom. The new Lightroom CC app is superb and I have over 80K photos all accessible from laptop or my Pixel phone. While I don’t love the Mac app I use it for accessing shots I don’t want to store on my hard drive while traveling.

Cristopher Benitah