I’ve been reviewing images from my past year of shooting film and I’m surprised there are some decent photos I overlooked and/or disregarded previously. I’ve found if I let my photos “rest” after an initial view then look at them weeks or months later I’m less critical of my picture taking. The Pentax K1000 and Minolta SRT 202 feel good and substantial in my hands plus they have working meters! So easy to operate but they would definitely be a load to carry if I took either on an extended trip. My sample photos are of the same temple shot months apart. I have developed a tendency to shoot a locale repeatedly with different camera, lens and film combos.
Olympus PEN FT, Kodak TMax 400, lens 50-90mm/f3.5.
Snapshots from the Olympus 35 RC rangefinder, a shutter priority camera, using Kodak Ektar 100 and shot at box speed. Bad combination of camera and film for a new shooter like me. I recall taking these photographs in bright sunlight but I may have erred in one and/or all of these steps by selecting the wrong shutter speed, not setting the F/stop to Auto and then setting the aperture manually. Nearly the whole roll looked underexposed to me. The featured image being one of the few that turned out sorta okay and the other photos I tweaked the exposure level some to my liking. I’ll definitely give the Olympus another try but perhaps with another type of film.
Photos taken in January and February of 2017.
Shot in March 2017 on an overcast day in Wuxi, China with a Yashica T3. No edits and again I forgot to record the film used.
Snapshot from January 2017 with the Minolta XG1 using Ilford HP5 400. The XG1 is an aperture priority camera and I liked shooting it but it has failed on me already which I recorded here. I set the camera aside and forgot about it, weeks maybe months later I was fiddling with it and lo and behold the darn thing worked. Regardless of the malfunction I’ll shoot the XG1 again because I liked using it and to see if the malfunction occurs a second time and try to figure out what the fault is.