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At the Lake

June 27, 2012

Another attempt at using sunny 16 more than relying on the broken meter in the camera with the same location and general condition, but slightly better results than last year. It’s still so hard to shoot in bright sun in the middle of the day, though! If you want to shoot film and just want to force yourself to really learn photography without anything automatic, getting an old school camera is a fun experiment. (My friend Katie just got an old Polaroid Land Camera and I can’t wait to see her results – I’ve been dying to get one for months, but just keep stalling on spending the money right now!)  I got it last year to do just that and it’s days like this that I’ve been happy to have this camera. It’s a Minolta SRT-101, but any old manual 35mm that you mom or dad has shoved in the corner of their house would do the trick! Maybe not the sharpest tack in the box, but at $30 to replace with a lens on ebay or, an even better version for the same and more reuptable at keh, I’m a little more willing to step into a lake with it and not worry about sand if I needed to put it down quickly.

Just throwing it out there in case anyone has been wanting to play with film!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2012 10:06 am

    I am especially fond of the photographs of the fire truck and the ice cream cone. Nice work! Looks like a fun day.

  2. January 30, 2013 4:51 am

    I got a minolta SRT-101 last december… It’s my Christmas gift for myself.. it’s worth it… It’s in good working condition… it gave mo so much fun…very exciting experience when i first developed the first two rolls of film i used… I even printed 2 pcs of 8R size pic and have it framed, i gave it to my friend who’s bound back to the US after her Christmas vacation.. I like the depth of field from the camera… the boquet effect in her portrait was stunning. Nice to see blog like this. Thank you

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