Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Film


Right now I am inspired by film photographs. When my dad lent me his film SLR a (Nikon FA) he said that film photography is like listening to music on vinyl, it has so much more warmth and depth, and I agree completely. I’ve been quite hesitant shooting film but I realise I just have to get in there and have a go, if I fail…. well I can only keep trying!

The above pictures from flickr are beautiful film shots:

1. my friend makes good stuff, 2. Untitled, 3. jacksonville polaroid, 4. {film.317}

6 comments:

Jac said...

Such lovely photos Catherine, I agree film photos look amazing. I feel an itch to go shoot some real film, I keep looking at cameras online. I can't wait to see what you shoot with your new camera. I don't think there's ever any failing only learning! Go shoot some film! :)

Cheryl said...

I really like these. I agree that you can't beat film. While digital photos are so convienent and great to have online - especially since we live so far from family, it just doesn't compare. I still have my favorite film camera and like to shoot with it occassionally. It seems so effortless and high quality. xx

MLF said...

Oh my, what lovely photo's. Your Dad sounds really great......
Hey, I listened to the Bon Iver album (after reading your recommendation) and LOVED it. Do you know of any other music in the same vein? I'd love some more recommendations! xxx

suzette said...

Film is so much fun, even if you mess it up. I adore the vintage feel you get from it, but when I got my 35mm photos developed I was slightly disappointed. I had expected it to have more of an old fashioned look to it, but they were so similar to the photos I take with my DSLR. Instead of a 35mm, I really prefer the lomography cameras, with the Holga and the Diana you get really nice, dreamy, vintage photographs.

The Cherry Blog said...

these are such sweet, simple and beautiful shots. lov 'em!

xx

ambika said...

Your dad's description is so perfect--and absolutely right. I only wish I had a better grasp of how to use film cameras--the skills we lose when things get automated!