SKETCHBOOK STORIES | chapter four

27 February 2016

About a year ago, I inherited my grandad's two old film cameras, and they have been sat in my cupboard with their lenses and a small box of film ever since then. I love film photography, I wish I could use film cameras, but I have absolutely no idea how to use them. My digital camera I have now is extremely old and the manual settings don't work so I'm stuck using the automatic setting, and honestly that's fine for me - but at the same time it's hindering my chances of using a film camera any time soon because I'm not getting the practise of adjusting the aperture and shutter speed and other settings on my camera.
Some day I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and try out the cameras though, even if my fear of wasting precious film is realised because yes, I'm going to have bad photos at the beginning, but I won't get better if I don't try. (shoot film & feel good | click with love | adjust your altitude | shine brightampersand)

10 comments:

  1. The art of smile and nod . . . hahaha.

    I say go for it! Take some photos! :)

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  2. I love all your journal pages! Starting something new is always hard in the beginning, and my first attempts at anything are usually pretty bad, but I've also learned that you're almost always your worst critic :).

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  3. I love that last picture. I LOVE IT A LOT. It speaks to me on a spiritual level. :') Ahem.

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  4. You're very talented! The history of your art book is so cool. :D

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  5. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. You've inspired me to start sketching more! Your art is utterly gorgeous!

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  6. The art of smile and nod though. XD

    I hope you experiment with those old film cameras soon. I have one at home too and like you said it's pretty tricky to get it right because you have very little control. But I did take a few pictures when we went on a vacation a couple of years back and they turned out alright. So go for it, Hawwa! ;)

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  7. I LOVE the last one, it's so full of brightness and positiveness!

    xo,
    Not Your Type Blog

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  8. Oh man, the last picture could basically be the life motto of one of my characters. Loving the sketches, as always -- and I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of film photography!

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  9. Gorgeous! Go for it, USE THOSE CAMERAS!

    Alsooo, where do you get your snazzy clips from? And, more importantly, how do you take the pictures w/o getting your shadow all up in them? Are the sketchbooks lying flat or on a wall?

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  10. looove the adjust your altitude one! SO CUTE. And you should totally just go for it and give those cameras a whirl! You'll never know until you try!

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