Holga 135 x Fujifilm 400

Sometime in October (2015), I borrowed one of my best friend’s film cameras (Holga 135).

I tried doing this personal project called “One Film Roll A Month Project”, but it didn’t work out so well. Lol. I have a couple of film cameras on my shelf that I want to make more use out of so that’s why I created the project for myself, but I’m just so used to using my digital camera or my phone.

It’s a new year so I really want to try & start up the project again.
Besides wanting to make use out of my film cameras, I really want to work better with film. It is such a challenge because I want to make use out of a roll by not messing up any shots.

I got my photos developed at my local Walgreens. I go to this other local photo shop in downtown who does same day pick-up (a bit more expensive than Walgreens/CVS), but I already knew that my roll didn’t have any good shots so I didn’t want to spend the extra bucks on the developing. I was right though!
I only had 5 that came out decent. Surprisingly the ones that turned out decent were the ones I took while I was in a moving car.
The story behind that: I went to the Treasure Island Flea Market with my brother & sister. As we were driving out of Treasure Island I wanted to take a picture of the Bay Bridge so I rolled down my window & my sister yells, “Hurry up! Take the picture! We’re about to pass it!” & I started panicking. I was trying to take the photo & then I yell, “Omg! Wait! I have to rewind it!” LOL! My brother in the back saying, “Oh my Goddddd….”. We were all cracking up in the car.
The struggle of using film cameras man.

The rest of the photos were underexposed ):

Camera: Holga 135

Film Type: Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400

morning coffee x looking over prints x Kurt Cobain documentary on Netflix

Sometime in August (2015) I researched the best 35mm film cameras & among those on the list is the Minolta X-700.
In that same month, I bought a Minolta X-700 on eBay & gave it to my brother as a Christmas present. I was hoarding it in my room for months. I was way too excited to give it to him.
I really wanted to get the Canon AE-1 or the Pentax K1000, but he has a couple of Minolta lenses so it didn’t make sense for me to get him a different brand film camera if he had limited glass for it.
I kept pestering him on Christmas whether he opened my gift yet. haha. He loved it btw ^_^

I took this photo of it once it arrived in the mail. It was surprisingly really clean & well taken care of compared to other sellers photos that I saw on eBay. This one didn’t have any scratches, dings, etc. whatsoever. It also came with a strap.

 

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