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for the love of film

March 29, 2010
tags: photo equipment, Photography
by Hannah

Today I picked up pictures from my first roll of film since picking my Pentax Spotmatic up from the repair shop. This camera has been broken for a few years now. One camera shop told me it wasn’t fixable, but I didn’t believe them. I finally found this little place locally, owned and operated by this nice elderly gentleman who is pretty much a photography genius. I’m so happy to be able to use this camera again- here are a few from this roll. I’ll post more soon but I am tired now and need to get to bed!




Oh by the way… in other analog photography news, instant film isn’t dying after all! The Impossible Project proved last week that sometimes the impossible is possible after all, and have made a new instant black and white film available for vintage Polaroid cameras. A color version is coming this summer. Unfortunately I do not have an SX-70 that actually works, and I wouldn’t spend the money for the new film for my other Polaroid camera- the quality just isn’t very good. When I can, I would love to get either an SX-70 or an SLR 680.

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  1. abby permalink
    March 30, 2010 10:58 am

    Your shots look great.
    I’m sure you are gonna have a lot of fun with that Pentax-they are rad cameras.

  2. colourherhope permalink
    March 31, 2010 4:38 pm

    incredible friend! i really like em! Did you have to edit these or are they as is? I have a friend who only does film and her photos are some of my fave i’ve ever seen! I’ve always thought that about some people’s film (yours included). You really have to have a creative eye and more understanding! I’ve even realized that with my fisheye pics, yikes!

    • colourherhope permalink
      March 31, 2010 4:40 pm

      oh man, I didn’t mean to sound like hers are better, I only meant, FILM photos are even better than digital sometimes. Not always true, but it can be!

  3. Hannah permalink
    March 31, 2010 5:20 pm

    Thanks both of you!

    Jami- The only thing I did to these was crop, because the film got a little messed up and every shot had about a half inch of black along one side. I don’t usually do any editing to film pictures.

    With film, you think more about each shot- I know I am always more careful with composition, and I go more slowly, because I don’t want to waste film. I love the quality too. I feel like spending some time shooting film makes all of work better because of the thoughfulness.

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