How many cameras do you have in your collection?
I currently have a total of 11 film cameras including 1 defective and 1 broken toy cameras.
What are your favorites subjects to shoot?
I enjoy shooting during the "golden hours" of the day and my subjects vary from inanimate subjects to portraits of people closest to me. Among my favorite photos to date are:
My go-to camera and lens would have to be my first ever real camera which is a Canon FTb QL and the lens that came with it, a prime lens, 50mm FD mount. It's the camera that I feel most comfortable using and I know I couldn't go wrong with it especially because I have been using it for 3 years now.
Scenario: Evacuation. If you can only save one of your cameras which would it be?
As much as possible, I would really like to save my whole collection LOL, but when worse comes to comes to worst, I think I'm going to have to go with my favorite and my go-to camera which is my Canon FTb QL.
What is your ''Spirit Camera" (If you were a camera, what would you be?)
I want to say that I'm a Polaroid SX-70 because I am quite easy to get along with, classy and timeless, if I may add. Although I don't have this camera in my collection yet, I feel like I really am going to enjoy using it as it seems quite simple to use yet gives spectacular results!
What is your Holy Grail Camera?
I would really like to own a Hasselblad and a Leica someday. I really believe that these two are the Holy Grails of cameras in both film or digital photography so one cannot go wrong with any of these two!
What film camera can you recommend to newbies?
For newbies, I would recommend getting a fully manual camera like my Canon FTb or perhaps a Pentax K1000. I think, to fully understand the fundamentals of photography, they must be able to learn how a camera works and how to set their cameras in different lighting conditions. One cannot go wrong with using a manual camera, that's for sure!
What is your current film stash count?
I have lost count of them. Here's a shot of the first batch of films I have used over the years:
You realized you were too obsessed with cameras when:
Why do you shoot film?
I mostly look up to my father who is an artist and a photography enthusiast as well and to a whole bunch of creative and artistic people that I follow online. I honestly feel so inspired especially because I learn so much from each and everyone.
What is the worst thing about Film Photography?
The worst thing about film photography is getting a bunch of ruined rolls from the lab. I know how heartbreaking this feels because it happened to me once and I felt betrayed knowing that I'm never going to get them restored, but it's part of the experience. It's what makes it extra special, knowing what every roll has to go through to yield great results; and at the same time, it's what makes you appreciate it more!
What in your opinion is the greatest misconception about film photography?
Take your camera with you everywhere you go and keep film alive!