Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A Few Snaps - Film Photography



A few weeks ago I was rather excited to receive a vintage Pentax Mz-5n film camera that I'd fought for on ebay and won at a steal of a price. It came, I was happy. I was even more excited about reading the manual and cleaning the thing (yes, really.)
It's a shame I would be deemed a complete wierdo if I contacted the ebay seller personally to show my immense gratitude. A gushing comment on Feedback will have to do.

So when I finally filled by 24 exposure colour film this morning I couldn't wait to get the photos developed and see what I'd got!

I am a film convert!

Now there's no way I could ever switch to film permanently because I love the endless possibilities of digital and my Nikon DSLR is my most treasured possession. Not to mention the cost of film photography. But I can't wait to get out and take more shots!
In my last few posts mentioning film photography you guys left some lovely comments about how I will be pulled by it and fall in love, and I have!

I love the effect achieved in these images and not a single one has been altered/photoshopped so that vintage-old age-worn colour-effect is just the camera! Wow!!









So these are only a few tester shots to get me going but I think some have come out great. I plan on tugging my Pentax along with me to shoots using my DSLR so I can snap a few vintage-style photos. 
You can see a few more here on my Flickr.

I've got a few new naughty buys to share with you lot. I've been spending money I don't have again, tut tut. 
My only downer to the day was that WHSmiths had sold out all 4 copies of Advanced Photographer that they had in stock. 

Let me know what you think and any tips/hints/tricks are much appreciated! 

x


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4 comments

  1. love the one with the red umbrella, you should try using expired film or a holga camera sometime...every photo will be a surprise! You should also find a darkroom class or workship so much fun!

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  2. workship? hahaha workSHOP

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  3. These pictures are amazing! I'm not even into photography and you've made me want my own film caera1

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  4. The shoes u are wearing in the last pic are so cute! Where did you get them?

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