Film Photography

A change of plan

I am happy to report that in the last week some photos were taken. By me!

It didn’t quite go to plan – I got all the way to Kent before realising I had no memory cards with me. That didn’t stop me though – I had my beloved Pentax K1000 film camera (and maybe one or two others) that would be more than adequate.

Yes, I could have popped into a shop and purchased a shiny new CF card but to be honest, it felt like a relief when I realised I would only be using film. I’ve been a bit intimidated by my big, expensive digital camera lately – I’m not entirely sure why. I know what it’s capable of – and when I look at the results of my work I don’t know if it’s me or the camera, but something’s not quite right (especially with the focusing).

Using the Pentax though is a relaxing and joyful experience and it does pretty much all the post-production for you. Just what I needed on a late summer / early autumn break after a hectic few months.

I need to sort them out and write some words but here’s a couple to be getting on with…

oyster shells, whitstable - pentax k1000

whitstable garden - pentax k1000
Photos taken with Pentax K1000 using (2 years expired) FujiPro 160S film

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    15 September 2013 at 18:02

    It’s what I always say about my Hasselblad: it does all the post-processing by herself!
    Can’t wait to see more. I love the light in the second photo. It’s so soft.

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      16 September 2013 at 20:17

      Ooh, Hasselblad!

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    Life with Kaishon
    16 September 2013 at 01:31

    I love these pretty images.
    I understand.
    I mean, I don’t use film, but I do get tired of my camera and it’s crazy focusing sometimes. Something seems off and it annoys me since the camera cost so much money. I don’t want something to be off.

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      16 September 2013 at 20:18

      Thanks, lovely – I’m glad it’s not just me :)

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    12 December 2013 at 12:38

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and images.
    Loverly well thought out blog

    I love analogue photography,I lost interest in my Digi Camera and lenses a while back and shoot film 95% of the time.
    I find analogue relaxing and far more rewarding and don’t miss trawling through countless images in post editing.

    Keep up the good work


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