travel | venice on film

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Before I share some bits on the Venice Film Festival and our trip at the weekend I thought I would share some film photos I took while we were on our familymoon. I am really happy with how these ones came out. I think in future all photos of Venice should be taken with film.

My favourite is the photo I took of the little boy sitting (dangerously I might add) on the edge of the vaparetto stop with his captain’s hat and mini gondola. It isn’t a perfect picture but it just feels so right.

I also love how the black and white so perfectly captures the texture of the city.

Like this? Check out my thoughts on how shooting on film can improve your photography.

portraits | patricia

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Patricia is an amazing photographer so it was slightly nerve-wracking but we found out we were both originally from South Africa and proceeded to enjoy circling Borough Market looking for good spots to take a photo.

p.s. I have tried a to do some more ‘designy’ looking things which I have totally stolen from Jo, definitely don’t do it as well but I like the idea of experimenting a bit.  What do you think?

portrait | charlotte on film

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Although I have had my Canon film camera for a few months now I hadn’t really had the chance to practice any portrait photography with it (aside from the occasional photo of the Mr).  A few weeks ago Charlotte volunteered to be my first test subject.

It is a definitely more pressured than taking photos with digital where you can take a couple until you get the right shot.  With film you compose, focus, play around with the focus some more (man auto focus is so much easier) and then make sure no-one is going to stand in front of your photo and then snap, pull, click (most satisfying noise in the world).  Even though the shots aren’t perfect I love the ‘realness’ of them.  I wouldn’t want to edit them because they just feel truthful as they are.  That is the moment that was captured.

All in all it was a rather wet, but lovely, day at Columbia flower market and I am quite happy with the pictures we got.

I’d love to know what you think.

{Taken on expired B&W 400 and Fujifilm 400}

wandering around columbia road

cafe columbia - mycreative tulips on columbia road - mycreative with pussy willow - mycreative stairs on columbia road - mycreative On Sunday I met up with the lovely Charlotte to practice taking portraits on my film camera.  I have to say it is a lot harder than with a digital camera.  I’ll share a few of them with you later but these are some of the street snaps that I got.

The black and white film has to be posted off so will take a little while longer to share.  I’m excited to see how they turn out though.