Kodak Star 435
Ha! I probably should’ve taken off my hat 🙈
It doesn’t seem to look that great during overcast weather. If anything, it actually makes the photos look even older (?). I’m not sure if that even makes sense, but I love how it looks in sunny weather like the photos above when we went to Disneyland this past April.
Test Roll from the Canon Sure Shot TELEMax
I finally finished the test roll, got it developed, & this is how the shots turned out.
Jeremiah & I definitely made some focusing mistakes by not locking in the subject before taking the photos. I don’t mind the mistakes I made because I’m always eager to learn—it’s the only way I can get better.
These are all poorly scanned by me because I didn’t know how they were going to turn out. It was a test roll, after all. I didn’t want to pay the extra $ for a CD file if nothing turned out great.
Now that I know that the camera works fine, I can’t wait to play with it again (but only after I rotate my other film cameras 😅)
Where I Get My Film Developed
What I Use To Scan My Photos
What Film I Used
35mm Film from my Fisheye
There was a huge light leak on the first photo, which was the only one to be affected, but I didn’t mind it! I think accidental light leaks can add character to a photo. These photos were taken at my nephew’s first soccer game ⚽️
Where I Get My Film Developed
Remember the Minolta film camera that my brother gave me? Here’s the first/test roll from the Minolta SR-T 202 for my personal project “One Film Roll A Month Project”
I picked up my film photos today & I’m so happy with how they turned out✨
- if you’re shooting with film, don’t get your stuff developed at Walgreens/CVS/Rite Aid because the quality is awful, you have to wait over a week (which sucks if you’re impatient like me), they don’t send back the negatives, & they’ll mess up your roll (already had two bad experiences)
- go to your local photo shop where they actually care about the quality or send your stuff in at thedarkroom.com !
- if you live in the Bay Area, get yours developed at Foto Express in downtown SJ. They give back the negatives+photo CD for just $2 more than Walgreens. They’re quick & the quality is superb💕
If you know any other place that develops photos with great quality somewhere in the Bay Area, please let me know!
I really need to work on focusing more or being more assertive with my subjects & telling them to hold still. LOL.
It doesn’t really help that my eyesight is kind of blurry now because I have this bad habit of looking through my phone when the lights are off/dim & I strain my eyes 10x more now when I edit/sort through photos. >.<
If I’m taking photos of you, please be patient with me. I’m sorry! I have to take time trying to manually focus on my subject.
|Bella at the bookstore on Haight St.|
|you’re forgiven. lol. cute card we found in the bookstore on Haight St.|
|Randy & Sharina looking through books|
|I was having one of my tough weeks, so Jeremiah surprised me with my favorite flowers when I came home from work. they bloomed beautifully.|
|custom t-shirt design at the Treasure Island Flea|
|looking through vinyls at the Treasure Island Flea|
|we found Frank guys….Sinatra!|
|Randy looking for treasures to bring home to Sharina|
I knew that these photos of us were going to turn out dark because we were against the sun. We’re supposed to be facing the sun, but the view was that way!
|Jeremiah, the City, & a little boat.|
Camera: Minolta SR-T 202
Film Type: CVS 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.|