Lately I've been wanting to play around and experiment shooting with 35mm film, for several reasons. Mainly because it's so easy to go overboard with a dslr, trust me I know. Just hand me my camera and put me in front of some flowers and a half hour later I've got easily 150 shots. But it's totally different with a 35mm, as I quickly found out. Whereas usually I'll take 2 to 4 shots of one subject from slightly different angles, that's really not an option with film. Well, it is, but it'd cost you a fortune in film and processing fees! Also, I like the idea of shooting with film because there's something nostalgic about it. And I like that dreamy, yesteryear quality it has.
So, in January I picked up an ancient and hard to use manual SLR and went to experimenting, shooting with some equally ancient film. And the perfect day to experiment came in the form of my brother-in-law's surprise birthday party. After a surprise brunch at Crave (meh!), a group of us went to the Taft Museum of Art, which is free on Sundays. It was Antoine and my first visit to the Taft and we had a good time.
After the Taft, Antoine and I headed over Findlay Market to pick up some goodies and just walk around for a bit.
Then we headed over to Newport to see a movie, though I couldn't tell you what we saw...because it was January and now it's almost May!
This was the only roll I shot on this particular camera. It wasn't user friendly and most of the roll just didn't turn out well. Plus it jammed on me when I was rewinding the film, tearing off some sprockets. But then my wonderful sister got me a bunch of film for my birthday and let me borrow here not-so-ancient SLR. So, stay tuned next week for a couple posts "on film". But until then happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Any good plans?! My mom is coming into town this weekend, so we've got a couple fun little things planned!