Manual Photography Selections : #02

A few more of my favorite manual film camera shots from the archives…
(We’ll call them “vintage” – they’re from Waaaaaaay back in 2005).

LOVE this shot. It’s grainy, it’s fuzzy, it was clearly a mistake, and I have absolutely no idea who this kid is. One day when I learn photoshop, perhaps I’ll be able to sharpen, add contrast, and make it a really kick-ass photo of a kid I don’t know.

THIS kid I know – niece “J” and her funky colorful hat. If I knew PS, I’d lighten the shadows on her face slightly, but the rest of the colors are FAB as they are.

Nothing – NOTHIN – like a cherry yellow raincoat. Pops outta any photo.


Pop? Ya, Tt wasn’t thrilled about his “first snow”, but Momma was thrilled about the color and contrast in this shot! So, at least one of us wins.

That’s ok – a day or two later he warmed up to the idea, as long as he didn’t have to sit IN the snow.

Ok – enough “Kid” shots – gotta go take some new outdoor shots with my super wide angle lens.
I’ll TRY no to show my kids over and over in Manual Photography Selections : #03! I’ll try – I’m not making any promises.


Manual Photography Selections : #01

Some choice pics from my (again, Dad’s) old Ricoh manual film camera.
I simply love the contrasts and deeper colors from the film that I just can’t achieve on the digital SLR.

I love the green, and the contrast with the pale sky in the background. This was with my wide-angle lens.

I LOVE this shot of wee Boo and Nana. Boo’s eyes just pop. Even if it’s a bit grainy…

Homemade Red Velvet Cupcakes. Don’t they just bounce up off the page at ya?? I love how the whites are so white, and the background turned appropriately blacked out. Beautiful – I’ve never had a Digital pic turn out this crisp in color. Then again, maybe I ain’t doing it right…

Colors pop, whites stay white, darks go in deep. Ahhh.
Of course, only 1 or 2 per roll really rock it, and you don’t know if you’ll even get that until they’re developed, but when you get a good’un, it’s all worth it. Thanks, cousin “S” and wee Boo!

I think the camera actually ADDS color – I’m sure these Lego’s aren’t quite this bright in reality!
(Why is there a garbage basket on my dining table?!).

I was teaching A how to use the manual camera settings – she shot this beaut (and a few others) down at the Harbour in Victoria. Nice work, dear!

Well, I’m excited to get this camera back out again. Will take more pics, and rummage through more archives for more favorite shots.

Happy shooting!