strandlines
strandlines
Earlier this year I mentioned sorting through photos and that it got me thinking about film photography. Having been enchanted by the magic of film from a young age it’s always been something that I’d like to return to one day. I’d always thought if I used film again that I’d buy a vintage large format ca... strandlines.blog
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Alligator
Alligator

@strandlines I also enjoy using film with a rangefinder camera. It’s what I grew up with, and lets me slow down slighly in a fast-paced world. Then I send off my film and wait a few weeks for the photos to arrive. The entire process is enjoyable!

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Sylvia
Sylvia

@strandlines that was a wonderful blog post. I love film photography! I embraced digital photography when it came along, but returning to film feels like coming home.

I’ve recently bought a Panasonic camera because it has a Leica lens. I have almost filled the roll and I can’t wait to send it in.

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strandlines
strandlines

@Alligator yes, the slowing down part appeals a lot. And I love how quiet the shutter is on the rangefinder compared to the slap of an SLR.

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strandlines
strandlines

@Sylvia thank you! I've only shot one film so far but it feels very different to shooting digital.

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Sylvia
Sylvia

@strandlines it does! It feels way more intentional and special. That you have chosen that specific moment and not another becomes so significant. With digital, I just snap haphazardly and throw most away, with film, I take my time, make it meditative.

I also love to write small diary entries when taking the picture. I still need to make an album with the picture on one side, and the diary entry on the other, but it will happen :)

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strandlines
strandlines

@Sylvia funnily, I've over-compensated and been too cautious about taking pictures as I haven't wanted to use the film up too quickly. I'm going to have to strike a balance between that and the 'it's digital, I can just fire away'!

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Sylvia
Sylvia

@strandlines i had the same when I first started! It took me over a year to fill a roll.

Now I just tell myself that when I do bring my camera, I HAVE to take pictures. It makes me more aware of opportunities.

I used to give myself a number of pictures to take but that felt limiting

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