film photography

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I’ve mentioned that I’m now in possession of my mother’s old Canon film SLR, and this past month, I used it! I’ve never shot film before (*embarrassed*), so I bought a roll of black and white film, hoping it would be more forgiving (and also because I never shoot/edit black and white photos digitally). I shot manually (mostly with automatic focus, but sometimes manual), and it was exciting having to wait to see how the photos would turn out. I ended up developing the film onto a CD instead of prints in case none of them turned out (I can always print them later). Well, all but a few turned out pretty well I think. I completely spaced on adjusting the ISO, so these were all taken at 400, and the lens probably needs a good cleaning.

It’s kind of magical snapping photos only to have to wait and see them later, and I love the texture of them. I’m really into this whole film thing, so next I’ll be practicing with a roll of color film. Obviously, shooting film is much more expensive, but it’s pretty neat.

I didn’t edit any of these photos because I feel like that kind of defeats the whole purpose of shooting film, and I’m going to stick to this rule. These photos are from our anniversary trip to San Diego and our late afternoon at Griffith Park.

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-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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