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October 6, 2010

In my quest to keep adding more to my already-very-full plate, I decided that I wanted to play with a 35mm camera a bit. There’s one at a local photography store that I’d *really* like to get, but I wanted to shoot some first to see how it went and how I felt. I knew that it would essentially mean that I needed to get everything right in the camera the first time – no room for real editing later(though with them scanned into digital files, I didn’t really think about the fact that I actually can load them in Lightroom and still play around, I just don’t want to.)

So, my father in law let me borrow an old 35mm SLR, I hunted all over for film, took some photos, hunted all over to figure out where I could even have film developed(my normal CVS doesn’t even have the machine anymore – only digital), took it in (score one for Walgreens!) and clutched my envelope the whole way home.

I’m not kidding when I say that I got that butterflies-in-my-stomach feeling getting excited to see the pictures. I cannot even remember the last time that I had film developed(high school maybe? college?), but I do remember the feeling of excitement waiting to open the envelope and see what was inside. {Sidenote: Going even further back – did anyone else have a mom who always sent film away to Clark to be developed?? We used to get SO excited when the pictures came back in the mail!}

So, I opened the pictures. I’m not thrilled. But, that’s ok. It was the first time I used the camera and needed to look up some things about controls(mostly the exposure – that would have helped.) I’m working on the auto focus versus manual focus. Plus, it’s been dreary and raining the whole beginning of this week. But here are some anyway. I’m still kind of fascinated looking at them and, even in a digital scan, seeing the subtle differences.

I’m hooked. I can’t wait to play with another roll!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2010 9:28 pm

    Super fun! I love the pics. Have you seen the new Poloroids? That’s #1 on my Christmas list this year.

  2. October 7, 2010 9:36 pm

    Uh, make that polAroid. thankyouverymuch. 🙂

  3. October 12, 2010 12:00 am

    Yay for film! I also just shot my first roll of film in about 16 years! If your into a fun film project for 2011, I’d love to have another cohort! 🙂


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