Monday, 25 May 2015

Going back to 35mm Film

I was exposed to photography from a very early age, with my paternal grandad being an amature photographer and having a darkroom in his house for as long as I could remember.

I started taking my own photos when I was around 15 years old when I left South Africa. I was using my parents camera which was a Canon FT, it even had a telephoto lens. When I started high school here in Australia back in 1996 I was so lucky to be able to do photography as one of my classes, which was sooooo different to what I was used to. South African schools didn't offer some thing like that in their education system.

It wasn't until about 2006 that I decided to go digital and bought my first digital camera. Although the camera was not that cheap the use and process was as no further cost. I made the mistake though of selling my film camera, which has always been a regret of mine.

So recently I was looking at film cameras on eBay and come across a build-it-yourself Twin Lens Reflex and bought one. Then not a week later the photographic society in Adelaide had a Photography Market where I was able to find some cheap expired film which I almost didn't buy.

Three weeks later the camera arrived and I set out to put it all together, which was a little nerve wracking. 

Last week the 36 exposure film FINALLY came to an end and I could get it developed. As I have a negative scanner I didn't get prints done. I had to wait until I could scan the negs in to see what the final result was. 

Here are a few of the photos.

Twin lens Reflex

Twin lens Reflex

Twin lens Reflex

Twin lens Reflex

Head over to my flickr and check out the rest of the photos. 

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