In April of this year, my grandpa gave me his film camera. I have been wanting to own one and to start shooting film, so I was incredibly excited! I love playing with the camera settings and enjoy the notion of not exactly knowing how a photo turns out (although I always hope they turn out reasonably okay ’cause film ain’t cheap!).
I thought it would be fun to start a series where I share photos developed from each finished roll. When everything is developed it’s a nice way to look back and reminisce on moments that occurred.
The following photos are from my first roll. Things didn’t exactly turn out the way I wanted them to. I had 36 shots and less than half of that actually developed *FAIL* (we’re not getting into the specific number of photos that successfully developed, way too embarrassing!). But I’m not giving up just yet! If you are camera-savvy please help your girl out!
I’ll admit that I was a little sad that all the photos didn’t develop. I had taken lots on the road, in Los Angeles and at Yosemite National Park, and was looking forward to seeing how they turned out. The only one from Yosemite that survived is of my cousin Eena, with Lower Yosemite Falls behind her.
I’m quite happy with the ones that did develop though! In the next few photos, we were all getting dolled up for my cousin’s wedding day. We woke up, had breakfast, then excitedly returned to our room to lay out our dresses and accessories. The sister-team from A & A Bridal Hair and Make-up arrived and did such a fabulous job on us!
The last two photos – which were also the last two shots on this roll – were taken at the town of Fort Langley. Fort Langley has many independent shops, bakeries and cafés. This is one of my (and my family’s) favourite spots to relax. We frequently drive out here to grab warm drinks and treats. Every now and then it’s nice to be away from the city.
That’s all for this first roll. Despite feeling slightly disappointed with not seeing all the photos, the whole situation makes for a good laugh. As I’m writing this post, I’ve already started shooting a second roll of film. My dad, who used this camera when he was younger, is helping me figure out the settings so that I won’t run into this same problem again haha. We’ve been reviewing tutorials, tips and tricks from online videos and forums. It’s all trial and error for now. Fingers crossed that all 36 – or at least half – develop the second time around!