Film Photography

Midwinter miscellanea at 800 ISO

There’s a teeny tiny bit of brightness left in the sky and it is well past 4.30 – wonderful!

clouds at dusk

Not this sky though – I took this one a few days ago when the sun was setting at about lunch time! (Exaggerating. About 4pm).

belisha beacon

This is definitely the time of year to invest in the higher numbered ISO films – I’m using Kodak Pro Porta 800 ISO here which is great for low light. Yes, the graininess is noticable, but film graininess is something to be celebrated and treasured – unlike digital “noise” which never looks quite right.

statue of Issac Watts

It also means you can shoot indoors without a flash – though without a tungsten filter images will appear yellowish and I will admit the one below was tweaked a bit in Photoshop to correct the white balance.


I love the ‘bokeh’ in this one, although that’s down to the magical camera, not the film.

tree bokeh

And finally – it was only after seeing this photo that I realised that yes, these jeans are too big for me now and look awful! I need to get a full-length mirror at home.

me mirror

There’s more to come – I managed to squeeze 38 photos out of this roll of film!

All photos taken with Pentax K1000 and Kodak Porfessional Porta 800 35mm film


I’ve come over all brave – must be the new year or something, I’ve made a vlog! It was very spur of the moment – the web cam was sat there staring at me so I just started talking! What do you think – should I do more of these or just stick to typing?

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    Life with Kaishon
    7 January 2012 at 19:11

    Angie! Congratulations about needing smaller jeans. You are so splendid. : ) Love the bokeh twinkly shop lights. Wowzers.

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      7 January 2012 at 23:08

      Thank you, Becky 😀

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    7 January 2012 at 22:04

    I love the contact sheet – I always have to get the bus home after I’ve picked my cd’s up and I spend the whole journey looking at it. I’ve never thrown away my cd’s either even though I have several backups :)

    Your photos are lovely, I adore the grain too, I’ve only used 800 iso a few times but I like it when the times right! The bokeh in particular is great.

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      7 January 2012 at 23:11

      Thanks, Rhianne! As I know you know, there’s nothing quite like taking possession of a big thick envelope full of processed film, is there! :) x

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    8 January 2012 at 01:00

    These are all lovely. I simply love the bokeh. And your vlog ~ you are so cute. xoxo

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      9 January 2012 at 22:11

      Thank you so much – I think I like the one with the bokeh the best, too. x

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    8 January 2012 at 11:35

    Love the photos. LOVE the vlog.

    Happy new year

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      9 January 2012 at 22:11

      Happy new year to you too, lovely Leonie! x

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