Film Roll 6-3-16

 Shooting film, at least for me, is a ton of fun. However, sometimes it can be a slow process, especially when you don't have a lot of money in your bank account. I try to make my rolls of film count, given the fact they are usually around 6 bucks to buy (for 36 exp.), 12 bucks to develop, and usually take about a week to get your scans back. With that said, sometimes I have rolls of film that I find to be a few months old. I just got two rolls of Portra 160 film back from my local camera store. I've been so busy with school this semester that I have been shooting a lot less film than normal and have been resorting to more digital images. I love shooting film, there's nothing like it. There's a certain feeling of excitement when shooting a roll. Sometimes you know you get a great photo and can't wait to get it developed. Other times you think that and a photo doesn't turn out at all. But that's all part of the game. This post will contain some of my favorite photos I snapped on two rolls of film, ranging from January until now. Enjoy. 

Shooting film, at least for me, is a ton of fun. However, sometimes it can be a slow process, especially when you don't have a lot of money in your bank account. I try to make my rolls of film count, given the fact they are usually around 6 bucks to buy (for 36 exp.), 12 bucks to develop, and usually take about a week to get your scans back. With that said, sometimes I have rolls of film that I find to be a few months old. I just got two rolls of Portra 160 film back from my local camera store. I've been so busy with school this semester that I have been shooting a lot less film than normal and have been resorting to more digital images. I love shooting film, there's nothing like it. There's a certain feeling of excitement when shooting a roll. Sometimes you know you get a great photo and can't wait to get it developed. Other times you think that and a photo doesn't turn out at all. But that's all part of the game. This post will contain some of my favorite photos I snapped on two rolls of film, ranging from January until now. Enjoy. 

 Taking a siesta at home.

Taking a siesta at home.

    Avrie    doing what she does best. Somewhere near Figueroa Mountain.

Avrie doing what she does best. Somewhere near Figueroa Mountain.

 Chillin'...

Chillin'...

 I liked how the sunlight reflected off my surfboard and lit up all the small details in my van.

I liked how the sunlight reflected off my surfboard and lit up all the small details in my van.

 A couple years ago, I bought a used Ricoh FF-90 point and shoot camera for 20 bucks from an antique store in Santa Barbara. I don't spend too much money on my camera equipment, so you will find me rummaging through pawn shops or antique stores looking for gems. This point and shoot is personally one of my favorite cameras and has taken some of my personal favorites. However, the camera is pretty finicky in which sometimes it will rewind the film unexpectedly and wind to the first frame (this always gives me a ton of frustration and sometimes ruins my day lol). This particular roll of film took a little longer than expected to get developed. I started it in early January. This time, I think the camera rewound itself without me knowing, so I started shooting thinking I had put a whole new roll in. This led to me taking a ton of unexpected double exposures, taking one photo on top of another. Usually I would be super bummed from this error, but I was kinda stoked how this roll came out. Here are some double exposures I took on accident. 

A couple years ago, I bought a used Ricoh FF-90 point and shoot camera for 20 bucks from an antique store in Santa Barbara. I don't spend too much money on my camera equipment, so you will find me rummaging through pawn shops or antique stores looking for gems. This point and shoot is personally one of my favorite cameras and has taken some of my personal favorites. However, the camera is pretty finicky in which sometimes it will rewind the film unexpectedly and wind to the first frame (this always gives me a ton of frustration and sometimes ruins my day lol). This particular roll of film took a little longer than expected to get developed. I started it in early January. This time, I think the camera rewound itself without me knowing, so I started shooting thinking I had put a whole new roll in. This led to me taking a ton of unexpected double exposures, taking one photo on top of another. Usually I would be super bummed from this error, but I was kinda stoked how this roll came out. Here are some double exposures I took on accident. 

 Avrie napping and some succulents, double exposed.

Avrie napping and some succulents, double exposed.

 Launching fireworks off a boat in the harbor. Just kidding... This is a photo of a fire shot over a photo of sailing out of Channel Islands harbor.

Launching fireworks off a boat in the harbor. Just kidding... This is a photo of a fire shot over a photo of sailing out of Channel Islands harbor.

 Don't even ask me what happened here...

Don't even ask me what happened here...

 My cruiser I use for skating down small dirt roads. I've been pretty close to serious injury a few times doing this.

My cruiser I use for skating down small dirt roads. I've been pretty close to serious injury a few times doing this.

 Ahh... Summer.

Ahh... Summer.

 Wildflowers.

Wildflowers.

 Cooking supper in the mountains.

Cooking supper in the mountains.

 Short trips to the lake.

Short trips to the lake.

 Freakin #vanlife!!!

Freakin #vanlife!!!

 My trusty wristrocket alongside my well-worn wool cap from    Poler   .

My trusty wristrocket alongside my well-worn wool cap from Poler.

 Thanks for checking out some of my dabbling with film, I hope you enjoyed. If I keep receiving random rolls of film that I don't even remember where their from, I'll make a new post including my favorites from the bunch. PS I just got back from my trip to the Sierras. I had such a great time fishing, hot springing, and getting sunburnt (I looked like a lobster). A post about how it went will be up in about a week when I get the film developed from that weekend. I'm really pumped on the photos I took and I think you will be too. Sit tight...

Thanks for checking out some of my dabbling with film, I hope you enjoyed. If I keep receiving random rolls of film that I don't even remember where their from, I'll make a new post including my favorites from the bunch. PS I just got back from my trip to the Sierras. I had such a great time fishing, hot springing, and getting sunburnt (I looked like a lobster). A post about how it went will be up in about a week when I get the film developed from that weekend. I'm really pumped on the photos I took and I think you will be too. Sit tight...