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The Weekend: Halloween

Some photos from a family Halloween party. Mostly of my lil cousins though!

 

On actual Halloween night I went trick or treating with some friends. I don’t feel too old to be doing this. I don’t feel the holiday is celebrated enough, and its a fun thing to do. So might as well while I’m still young right? Probably the last year with just friends since I’ll be 21 next year lol.

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Kodak Portra 800 with my Nikon N8008

Taken months ago with my Nikon N8008, with one of my favorite films, Kodak Portra 800. This is a start of a project I was working on about summer in suburbia but it didn’t work out because it was in the middle of march. But I might try again now that its hot.

Most are of my friends just goofing off. My friend Yee Yang is almost in all of them.

Kodak 400 VC Film with my Minolta SRT 200

Taken a few months ago with my Minolta SRT 200 for my photo class. Been trying out a lot of different professional films for the first time.

I spent this day hanging out with my friend Steven, shooting my new film with my slr while Steven played with my Blackbird Fly. He was holding that camera and looking through it the whole time, but to my surprise, he only took one picture.

The guys and their cars…

Just playing around with some Kodak Portra 800. Looking for some good night film so I decided to try it out for fun.

PX 100 Silver Shade Impressions

Ok so finally got the new PX 100 Silver Shade in the mail today and didn’t wait to try it out.

Ok so first shot… Not so great. Way too light.
I suspected that the temperature thing might have been the problem. I was at a restaurant which I wouldn’t call warm but not unnaturally cold either. Could the film really be that sensitive to temperature?

So for the next shot I put the film into my sweater to keep it warm and this is the result:

A lot bettr right! Here are some other shots I took.

I’m not gonna lie, the temperature thing is a bit of an inconvenience, but… the film is really fun to use and the results are cool so far (when they come out right). Still, I’m afraid that the temperature sensitivity and the price ($21) will scare away many from this new film.

Oh yeah, here’s the darkslide that came with the first pack.

“cuddle a porcupine”?

Minolta SRT 200

Hey guys, here’s a SLR I picked up from a thrift store. A Minolta SRT 200. I don’t know much about Minolta in general, but the lens it came with is ok, not as sharp as my other ones but good enough I think. This camera has an odd shutter release that pulls a shutter thing (?) over when cocked and releases it when shot. It’s hard to explain but because of that, it feels really different when shooting. My friend says it makes the camera sound cheap, but I think it gives it its own charm.

Also this camera has some pretty good vignetting, just look at the first photo.

I ran some Fuji Superia and some Ilford B&W and here’s what I got.

Overall it’s a fun camera to use when I’m bored using my Canonet or DSLR.

Latr guys!