Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saguaro National Park on film

I've recently become more interested in experimenting with film photography, which is something I haven't done much of since I upgraded from my old 35mm point-and-shoot compact camera back in 2005ish. I brought a couple different film cameras with me on my latest trip to the southwest, and I just had the film developed! Both cameras I bought second hand, and it was my first time using them, so I'm just over the moon that any of the pictures turned out in the first place! Now that I've finally gotten some results (it takes me soooo long to go through a roll of film!), I'm so excited to get out and shoot more!

The split images are from a super cute Holga135TIM (TIM stands for "Twin Image Maker") camera that I purchased recently on eBay. I have never used one of these cameras before so I had a lot of fun figuring out how it worked! I really am in love with the way the images look side by side. The other photos are from a vintage Ricoh AF-5 (compact point-and-shoot) that I found at a thrift store for under five bucks (score!). None of these images have been edited in any way! I mean, the desert is already dreamy to begin with, but on film? UGH. Take me back now! (I mean...look at that light leak. *Insert heart-eye emoji here.*).

Do you dabble in film photography? What kind of camera do you use? Leave me a link, I'd love to see some of your work!
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3 comments

Laura Jones said...

these are lovely! i've not used any of my film cameras in years(!) but i really want to get back into it. there's just something about film that is really special! xx

Panty Buns said...

Your photography is beautiful! Though I'd been to Arizona I'd never noticed it as it looks through your camera's lens. I'd hesitate to say I dabble in photography. I do own a 35mm Konica, but froze up on me - I'd been sold a battery with the wrong voltage and told it wold work okay - oops! I haven't found the right place to repair it. Now I'm using my second cheepy-dinko point and shoot (I dropped my first point+shoot on concrete and it broke). Then my scanner died, as did the computer I'd scanned those photos in on. My new 'puter doesn't have a scanner or place for reading a disc, so I guess I can't show you those photos either... but I love seeing your beautiful photographs.

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Sarah Albertson said...

These are incredible shots!! I love the character that film photos have, and the fact that you never quite know how they'll turn out, so it's always a nice surprise when you get them back.

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