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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Birthday (and Some Everyday Life) in Black & White Film: Learning About Film Photography

Today I made the trek to the camera shop that still develops film. They called me on Saturday to let me know my film was developed and the CD with the pictures is ready. It was an hour commute, but I was so excited to see my pictures. For the most part, they came out good. There were a few that weren't so good. I still have to get used to film cameras: the focus was off in some of them and same with the lighting. I bought Ilford film and it has an ASA or ISO of 100. I should have read dad's manual (it is dad's camera) and the text book for the class I had. For the inside, the ISO should have been 400 and above (according to the text book, you can go above the ISO on the film if needed). Still, I love film and would love to take film pictures again.  Here are the few from my birthday:





And the album: Pictures From Film. Let me know what you think, please.  I'm going to put the Tiger Lily, the Cone flower and Mimi on my window in my photography life album on Writing.com.

5 comments:

  1. I'm not usually fone of black-and-white pictures, but these are neat!

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    1. Thank you! I love black and white film. Black and white digital is hit or miss. I just love working with film. :)

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    2. Just realized that I meant "fond". Oops! Sorry.

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  2. I took photography in High School. It was one of my favorite classes. I took pictures with flashlights in the dark. I don't have that camera anymore. You need a friend to make words with the flashlight... I forgot how we did it actually. It turned out cool.

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    1. I remember that from class! I took photography in college and she wasn't a good professor (she talked more about her cat's thyroid issue), but the few things I learned were cool. I think you have to put the camera on a low ISO and a low aperture speed. I tried doing that with the fireworks, but I guess it wasn't dark enough. :( I might have to look that up on YouTube.

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