Shooting film April 2016
I will always love shooting film and I will always try to shoot a roll or two of film a month. I don’t use film in my work but more in my personal life as I like the way it makes me think and feel when I am shooting. Most of the shots I take are from my everyday life, they are more snap shots than anything else. Film photography is more about having some fun and relaxing while I shoot and the images reflect that.
This month shooting was fun but I was a little disappointing as both my film cameras failed me and broke down once I got the film back.
Almost all the frames from this one was not usuable but what can you expect from a camera that is so old. I will have to send the camera to be repaired and given a little TLC before I use it again.
I also took my Yashica Mat 128G to another park to do some shooting and this camera also kicked the bucket and went to camera heaven. I only got a few frames from the camera, and it looks like there was a problem with the film advance because most the film was blanket after a few shots.
At that was the last frame that I got. Unfortunately the camera broke just after this frame and gave me completely blank negatives. I am not sure now though, but I will most likely buy another Yashica Mat or maybe a hasselblad 500cm in the future as I enjoy the slow shooting that these cameras force on to you. I still have a Holga that I can shoot film with, so maybe next month film post will be some shots from the Holga. I am not sure though, perhaps I will go buy a new film camera but buy a new film camera in China is not so easy though as I will have to pay foreigner price if I buy the camera in person, or if I send someone to buy the camera for me, then I have no control over the quality of the camera. But time will tell if I go shopping or not. Music season is only weeks away from starting in China now and I may not have the time to go shopping.
But until next month, happy shooting.