=425= PhoTalk: My Second Roll Of Film

Because I screwed up the first roll. 😦

Photalk, cause Photog you know! My new segment that allows me to talk about photography stuff, be it gear or techniques. If you have been following this space, you would know that recently I went a bit crazy and bought all this film photography stuff. Film always intrigued me. I really like the way it renders details, I mean, just look at the images, you cannot zoom in, but there is so much detail and things just looks right. Anyways, I decided to upload the whole roll on Flickr. So you can see all my mistakes and cry together with me. You can see them

My first roll of film wasn’t loaded properly, so I probably lost all the shots. -sigh- HP5+ was such a good contrasty film too.

Anyways, I decided to upload the whole of my second roll on Flickr. So you can see all my mistakes and cry together with me. You can see them here.

However, if you don’t wanna see my mistakes out of the 35 shots I had, I will upload the nicer ones here. Hopefully, you guys will like them! 🙂 All images are unedited, uncropped, un-anything. They are just straight out of the CD.

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As you can see, in some images there is this strange different exposure thing happening. This was because when I found out that the film wasn’t loaded properly, I accidentally rewound the film into the canister. Hence, in my stupid attempt to get it out, I exposed a significant part of the film. Oh well, at least not all are exposed differently. I think my hit rate on this roll was still pretty good!16/35 isn’t bad at all! Honestly, the XP2 surprised me! I see images online for the XP2 and many images were lacking blacker blacks and overall contrast. However, my roll turned out pretty fine! However, it really is too expensive to do it all the time. but $9.50 for film and $17 for developing and scanning 16 good photos is just really painful.

However, it really is too expensive to do it all the time. but $9.50 for film and $17 for developing and scanning 16 good photos is just really painful. I will probably finish shooting my portra and my tri-x film, then I’ll give film photography a break. It just isn’t worth it to do it all the time.

However, there definitely is a certain appeal! Just look at the images above. They look so good even with their flaws. Something I will never accept if they were shot with a digital camera. Somehow, an analog medium just renders images better.

Keep a look out for my next roll!

-Kelvin-

 

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