Thank you Patricia for this wonderful entry! And you are right, shooting film is THRILLING and gives any memory a unique form of preservation. Keep shooting! And we hope you get your Twin-Lens soon!
I have four: Nikon L35AD, Olympus Trip 35, Canon Prima BF-80, and an Instax 210. The Canon Prima BF-80 used to be my mom’s. It used to be my go-to camera, but it’s now broken.
Back then, my mom would always take pictures whenever we go out of town and during important occasions. As I grew up, I started borrowing her point-and-shoot camera. I enjoyed taking photos whenever there are school events and going out with friends. I was about to become a college freshman when I stopped. That was also the time when camera phones were becoming popular and the film camera was put to shelf. Few years later, probably in 2010, I found the camera again and I felt the need to use it again. I’ve been consistent with using it. I’m even happier to have been using film cameras when travelling!
What are your favorites subjects to shoot?
Regardless of being digital or analog, places that I visit, my friends and family, and anything that I find interesting.
What is your ''Spirit Camera"? (If you were a camera, what would you be?)
I would love to become the classic instant camera, Polaroid. I LOVE capturing moments as they are and have them in print!
What is your Holy Grail Camera?
A twin-lens reflex camera such as Rolleiflex! I still haven’t tried shooting with one.
What film camera can you recommend to newbies?
Any functioning automatic 35mm point-and-shoot camera would be great. It’s their choice, really, if they prefer going for a manual or automatic camera.
What is your current film stash count?
CURRENTLY RUNNING OUT OF FILMS!! I only have one or two left, I think. I still haven’t used my black and white film yet.
Kodak Ultramax 400, Fujicolor YKL 100, and Lucky Super New 200. Lucky Super New 200 used to be my go-to film, but right now I can’t find it in the online store that used to sell them.
Why do you shoot film?
Call me old-fashioned (which I’m fine with), but it’s also a great way to practice delayed gratification. I like the suspense of waiting for photographs to be developed and get surprised with the results most of the time.
It’s also for my personal documentation. I love the printouts of film photos! I post them on my own bulletin board and also in my journals.Who do you look up to for inspiration in your photography?
What is the worst thing about Film Photography?
What in your opinion is the greatest misconception about film photography?
It’s okay to make mistakes. Sometimes the photos don’t turn out the way you want them to be, but it’s okay. Keep shooting.
More importantly, be patient when you have your photos developed. Your wait will be worth it. I promise.
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