Adventures in Film – Part #1

If you follow me on instagram you may have see that I’ve been playing about with my Dad’s old Zenit B Camera. Being a relatively young bean, I learnt everything I know about photography purely on digital, and so have always been rather curious about film. I decided to finally give it a try, and so thought it I’d share some of my first ever film snaps. For reference, I have been using a Zenit B camera, with Fujifilm 400 35mm film, and got the film processed at Boots where it was printed and also put onto a CD.

The focus is off on this one, and I’m not sure what’s up with the funky purple light, but I rather liked the effect.

Waiting for a train.

I was rather pleased with this one.

This one is not fantastic, but I love the colours! On getting the film processed I’ve discovered something not quite right with the camera, which is apparently down to a misaligned shutter, which caused the black bars on some images, like the one below.

They aren’t the most wonderful photos you’ve ever seen, but I’m pleased with my first ever attempt using a fully manual film camera. I was also so pleased to see that I’ve learned enough from my SLR that I was able to use it, and turns out I’m a little more knowledgable than what I initially thought! I’m midway through my second roll so am excited to share some more! If you’re a fan of film, I would love if you had any tips to share!

  • I love your train station photos! I’m going to be trying out my dad’s Olympus OM10 film camera so I can’t to go out and shoot some photos! I remember back at uni when I used film cameras that we used light meters so I’m not sure if that’ll do something, I’m not sure. Lovely post 🙂

    Kayleigh |

  • This makes me want to try film photography so much! I mean, it’s inspired me even to just pick up a disposable camera. But I think I’d still like to spend more time mastering my digital camera first! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • These photos are so lovely. There is just something about film photography. 🙂

  • I love these! There’s just something about a manual film being developed that gives the photos such a magical effect. Please share more in the future!

    Lisa x