Down the Rabbit Hole...Film Photography

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

molecular

I recently acquired a Canon AE-1 Program (a film SLR camera), because I've been admiring some shots on the Internet taken by old SLRs. I also have a Holga that I enjoy tinkering with, so diving further into film just sort of made sense.

macarons
washington monument wwii memorial
metal tree

These shots are from a two month period and include photos from around Pittsburgh, as well as a weekend holiday trip to Washington, DC. The photos come out beautifully in their own quirky way. I'm a fan.

gingko leaf
gingko gate autumn
upward gingko tree

21 comments:

ellie said...

My parents have an old Nikon SLR and I tried to break it out a few weeks back. Unfortunately the battery was dead and I was over there without a car so getting a replacement wasn't an option. I really love film, the nostalgia, the skill it takes when you're not using something automatic and the control you can have. I need to go buy that battery...

Ajax said...

The colors are so interesting! How fun is it using film? I took a photography class a yearish ago. Love love love the dark room.

I want this camera by Sony that is a DSLR and has interchangeable lenses...best of both worlds, right? Now I just need about $600 (+ whatever all the lenses cost..probably a fortune).

debbiecutieface.com said...

ah I love my film SLR camera...I should use it more often.

memory said...

loving these photos <3 <3

missris said...

These are beautiful photos! The muted colors really bring out the feeling of winter.

nancy said...

absolutely beautiful photos :) I'm extremely jealous of your camera now!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am loving the colors, makes me want to dig out my camera.

Amanda said...

Um... those macarons make me drool. Your shots turned out great. I miss using an old camera where I developed the film myself...those were the days!

Nicole said...

Oh film! That's all that I shoot with. Well, that and my iPhone. I adore film... That first photo is gorgeous!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

That's impressive! Half my photos with film aren't even close to being good!

Lindsay said...

These are beautiful photos! My fiance just had a photography class and used an old SLR. He only used b&w film and they all turned out so beautiful! I would use one, but I just don't have the patience. PS-Thanks for the comment!

amy b.s. said...

i had an old cannon and broke a tiny piece where the film loads and they told me it would be cheaper to buy a new one. i was so sad!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

It's amazing how camera's do different things. A photographer once said, "a good photographer, uses different cameras...not just one."
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Deidre said...

I have film SLR camera as well back home. They are really great cameras! :)

Elle Sees said...

one day i shall own a fancy camera and take pics like these

M Violetta said...

great shots - well done!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Beautiful work! I love the one of the memorial and the icy trees. You have a great eye!

Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous photos! Love how you captured the area.

JUST ME said...

That first picture is just exquisite!

Isabel said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog! :D

Sarah Von said...

Isn't film photography lovely! I looooove not knowing what the photos are going to look like!

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