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LGBT Summer Softball League, Photographed on Film

by dav.d

This past summer I had the opportunity to play some softball on the summer season of the Pride Softball League in Salt Lake City. Our team wasn’t very good, but I had a lot of fun and I think I was one of our teams top scorers. Although, I play in right field which shows how bad I am as a field player.

Before I started playing I was taking some photographs with my 35mm film camera. I had a few rolls of consumer grade film that I wanted to burn through. I had the film developed locally and I scanned, color corrected, and removed dust and scratches myself. It can be a few hours of work but it can be quite relaxing and fun to scan the film myself.

Ready to run to second base

Ready to run to second base

The nice thing with the 35mm film camera is my lenses are the same as my digital camera. Canon made changes to their lens line up back in 1987. So film and digital cameras since that time can use the same lenses, sweet! With digital I would probably come away with 300 photographs, with film I limited myself to one roll of film, so 36 shots.

Blue pitcher throws the ball

Blue pitcher throws the ball

This consumer grade film has a thicker grain that the pro film. I sort of like the look though, it feels more 1980s. Nice and vintage.

Looks like a foul ball

Looks like a foul ball

I’ve called myself the official gay photographer of Utah. It is sort of true. I have definitely photographed more LGBT events in Utah that any other photographer although I haven’t even scratched the surface yet with respect to the various sports groups, social groups, or other organizations and events.

Pitcher in orange

Pitcher in orange

Batter takes a swing at the ball

Batter takes a swing at the ball

Softball bats, going aluminum

Softball bats, going aluminum

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