Shooting film April 2016

 

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Shot with my Nikon FM and the 50mm 1,2F. This was shot wide open at 1.2 I really love the 50mm 1.2F lens with black and white film but getting things in focus is really difficult.

 

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.

 

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A new family arrived this month, so I was really busy taking care of my little monster

 

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.

 

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A Chinese university library.

 

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Walking in Chinese parks is always fun, no matter how many times you go there, there is always something new to see or shoot.

 

 

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I love Chinese bridges. I always shoot them.

 

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A lot of Chinese structures just look so much better in Black and White film.

 

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This is the frame that the camera started to fail and I got horrible light leaks through all the frames from this point onward.

 

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.

 

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This frame could be used but you can still see the light leak though. I guess I could photo shop the leak out but I don’t want to edit my film shots. I shoot film to relax, not to spend time editing on my computer.

 

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.

 

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The entrance to jiao shan park

 

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Jiao shan is a really pretty park with lots to shoot and see. This is one of the main lakes in the park with some small temples around the edge of the lake.

 

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My girlfriend posed for a quick photo for me. I was really curious how much dynamic range color film had when I shot this. I seldom shot color film and the only reason why I was shooting color film was because I got some free film.

 

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.

Shaun.

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