23/07/2009

Winter on film






Looking at these my love for film has been re-ignited. At first I thought they looked a bit "meh!", but I love the texture and grain that you get with film; it makes digital photography look so cold and flat. Speaking of cold, these pics are from February (see, there's no mad rush with film!) - a great month made all the better by a visit from Sandra & Johan.

18 comments:

  1. Oh I love so much old films and winter. So great. I'm in desperate need of cold and taking pictures.

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  2. I notice you are using a light meter in the last pic. If you don't mind my asking, is it more advisable to do a light-test before exposing a film, even for the likes of me (=total amateur)? If it means the rate of photos turning out ok is higher, I guess I should start saving up for a light meter, cos I'm tired of wasting $ developing photos that didn't turn out as expected :-(

    P/S: Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos, they often bring a smile to my face :-)

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  3. marion: I also felt a yearning for winter when I saw this... strange that isn't it?

    cheeky.cicak: I don't usually use a light meter, my hubby has one and he was just messing around. I hadn't used my film camera in a decade so we were just checking how the internal light meter fared against a proper one. as you can see the picture still came out underexposed :)

    if you're having trouble with your camera I suggest you take lots of pictures at different exposures and keep notes as to what f-stop you used on what frame. I know now for instance to overexpose by a stop as the battery I need for my camera has been discontinued and the replacement one slightly misreads. if you think a light meter might be useful for you then the sekonic flashmate is not too expensive but I'm sure there are cheaper ones out there.

    hope that's helpful!

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  4. Hello Famapa !

    I like very much your photos ! What kind of film do you use ?
    Thank you !

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  5. film surprise is always nice, isn't it? how is that little man doing?

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  6. I really love all these photos! I love the detail and texture you captured!
    Are you light metering little mo? I have been saying to Jin that I REALLY want a light meter. I have been guessing with my hasselblad all this time, and it is starting to bug me.

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  7. michka: hi! thank you! the film I used was fuji x-tra 400 ISO. nothing fancy.

    hannah: indeed it is, it's so nice to go back in time! the fella's doing fine, kicking and generally getting a lot bigger. soon he won't be able to do somersaults in there...

    celine: thanks lady! yep, the light meter came out but what do you know, I still underexposed! the hassy pix that I've seen look perfect, but you should definitely get one if you're getting fed up. maybe as a birthday/xmas gift perhaps? :0)

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  8. yes, it's that digital flatness that i just don't love yet. these are beautiful - so rich. lovely.

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  9. vackra foton! det är alldeles för mycket digitalt nu för tiden.

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  10. wonderful, wonderful pictures. the muted colours and the texture. quite something else.

    i've totally fallen for film too. only wish it was a bit more affordable or i could process and print the photos myself. but come to think of it, maybe it's not that bad. makes me think a bit more before i click...

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  11. Oh please NEVER loose your love for film..:)

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  12. i love these. that photo of sandra and johan is especially stunning. it looks like a film still.

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  13. Hey Famapa
    I thought about you this morning when I posted this : http://linventairedelesthetique.blogspot.com/2009/07/black-and-white-magic-of-st-petersburg.html
    Winter and old film.
    That's it !

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  14. You just have the best photos around!

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  15. oh these are beautiful !!
    i love the vases one ! so precious !

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  16. Wow, I love 2, 3 and 5! Beautiful tones and details.

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  17. awesome! these are just gorgeous.

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