My Film Saga Begins...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
By Stacie
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For a long time I’ve wanted to go back to shooting film.  I have had a 35mm and a Seagull TLR for a long time.   

 

The Seagull is a whole different world from the 35mm camera.  It has a waist level view finder, and it is manual focus.  Something that I don’t have a lot of experience with yet!  I’ve shot two rolls on the Seagull and have never gotten the film developed yet.  I just finished one this weekend, and I don’t even know where the other one is (or what is on it!) - its been THAT long!  Also, the screen is reversed and, because its a twin lens, what you see is not exactly what you get.

 


 

I have an expired roll of film in the 35mm that I’m slowly working through.  Working with expired film is a crapshoot - no clue how it will come out, so really, its about learning the camera again rather than how the film shoots.  Which, for me, is fun.  I have a ton of old rolls that I've found around the house.  Most expired five or more years ago.

 


 

I received some new rolls of film in the mail this week that I’m planning to use to start learning how the film works.

 


 

My super exciting thing is that I have a new camera on the way soon - a Hasselblad 501C.  My plan is to really get to know that camera with one specific type of film and then branch out.

 

 

I know I am nerdy, but I am really excited about this part of my journey.  I will be sharing images from time to time here on my blog.  So now, a question or two for you…Do you shoot film?  Any suggestions for subjects to practice shooting on?  Leave a message in the comments!

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