Abandoned Warehouse (Gakkenflex)

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So I was digging through some of my very old film photos that I scanned and realised that I have barely uploaded any of them.  Even though I’ve become more and more involved with my mirrorless camera and capturing with high quality optics, my blog started as a film-only endeavour, so I think it’ll be nice to post more of my old things up now.

I’ve been pretty captivated with photos that can capture a sense of abandonment, so I was pretty happy to find this old photo.  The Gakkenflex, which I used to take this photo, has naturally soft edges and I think that lends itself nicely to this style of photo.   This photo was taken in a part of town I don’t go to much, and I was honestly pretty surprised to find this building.  I think it looks great and really adds character to the area, so I hope it’s still there.  On the other hand, I have no idea if it’s in use anymore.

Hmmm, I really need to get back to film photography.  I have a half-used roll of black-and-white film in my Gakkenflex actually…. I think I put it in there about 4 years ago, so it’d be really interesting to see some of the photos I’ve taken on it already!

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Burning sunset over the waters (Instax)

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I was really interested in how this one turned out.  As you can see, shooting into the sun can cause a new kind of image aberration when using the Instax.  It looks like it is just way too bright for the crystals in the film, leading to a burn-out dot.  I’ve reliably reproduced it in other photos since, so it’s not just a one off.

Smena Symbol vintage camera review

I know it’s been a long time coming, but here comes a new camera review!

My collection and types of cameras has vastly grown since my last review, partly because I keep buying new ones and partly because my friends have caught on to my photography fixation, and I’ve been getting obscure cameras for presents as well, which is neat.

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Tip: If Gakkenflex counter isn’t winding

First of all, yes I am still alive!  I just haven’t been able to find time to update my blog much these days.  Anyway, I thought I’d get back into things with this quick, but very useful tip.  As I alluded to in my Gakkenflex review, I had some issues with the film counter not really moving when I turned the winder knob.  If you have this issue, then this post is for you.  Apologies in advance for the grainy photos, my brother took my actual camera for his holiday in America. Continue reading

Brisbane Chinatown

Chinatown over here in Brisbane used to look really, really different.  Over the last couple of years, though, they took down the old pagodas (because of safety issues) and put up these… more modern versions. I’m still undecided as to whether I like the new look Chinatown, but I do quite like this photo. So I guess it all evens out?

PS: Thesis is submitted! Hooray! Though, admittedly… it does feel kind of weird not working on it…  On the plus side, hopefully that means I get more time to write up tips/tricks, as well as reviews for more cameras and accessories that I’ve gotten my hands on recently.

Golden retriever falling asleep (Harinezumi 2++)

Heh, there really is nothing cuter than a Golden Retriever (Phillip!!) struggling to hold open his heavy eyelids. He’s so lazy that he just doesn’t react, even if you get right in his face with a camera… Hit the jump for a bonus Phillip photo! Continue reading

Heart in the sky

There’s actually a little bit of a backstory to this photo. Continue reading