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.
Oh I love so much old films and winter. So great. I'm in desperate need of cold and taking pictures.ReplyDelete
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 :-(ReplyDelete
P/S: Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos, they often bring a smile to my face :-)
marion: I also felt a yearning for winter when I saw this... strange that isn't it?ReplyDelete
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!
Hello Famapa !ReplyDelete
I like very much your photos ! What kind of film do you use ?
Thank you !
film surprise is always nice, isn't it? how is that little man doing?ReplyDelete
I really love all these photos! I love the detail and texture you captured!ReplyDelete
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.
michka: hi! thank you! the film I used was fuji x-tra 400 ISO. nothing fancy.ReplyDelete
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)
yes, it's that digital flatness that i just don't love yet. these are beautiful - so rich. lovely.ReplyDelete
vackra foton! det är alldeles för mycket digitalt nu för tiden.ReplyDelete
wonderful, wonderful pictures. the muted colours and the texture. quite something else.ReplyDelete
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...
Oh please NEVER loose your love for film..:)ReplyDelete
i love these. that photo of sandra and johan is especially stunning. it looks like a film still.ReplyDelete
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 !
You just have the best photos around!ReplyDelete
oh these are beautiful !!ReplyDelete
i love the vases one ! so precious !
Wow, I love 2, 3 and 5! Beautiful tones and details.ReplyDelete
awesome! these are just gorgeous.ReplyDelete