What Film is Good for Architecture Photography?

35mm & 120 films


La Lomita Chapel, Mission, Texas interior, altar

As a McAllen Architecture & Portrait Photographer, I enjoy taking pictures on film. Black and white film, color film and something more specialized that is a bit more challenging to photograph with; color slide film. Slide film has lower tolerances for exposure errors compared to a color negative film which is more forgiving than the color slide film. Black and white negative film is even more forgiving than color negative film. But then, where is the challenge or fun in that?

Color slide film uses what is called E-6 processing which is a more stringent developing process than color negative film. For an occasional roll of color slide film, it is more economical for me to send it off to a professional photo lab for processing and scanning as I did with these photographs here. The images from the color slide film are sharper and the colors more true or realistic.

So, we can do your portrait sessions in any of the film types - color, black & white, and slide film and, of course, digital. In this article, I have included some examples of historic architecture that I have shot on film, specifically, Fuji Velvia 50 Color Slide Film.


Pablo Ramirez House, Roma, Texas

Manuel Guerra Building - Home & Store, Roma, Texas

St. John’s Episcopal Church, McAllen, Texas



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