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For the love of film

My hunt for roles of film..

I got my first lomo-camera about a year ago. I have to admit I got off to a slow start but I feel my heart starting to beat for lomography now! I started with a Diana F+ (35mm back) and some random roles of film I found in stores here and there.

The first lessons came fast. The film sensitivity is important, you will loose your lens caps and doubles need clarity or you will spend days trying to remember what you tried to show! (I still don’t remember)

Photo by lilo

Also even outside, you need to have a flash sometimes if your film isn’t very sensitive (Agfa Color 200N) or a higher sensitivity for that particular moment in the woods or inside..

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

And after a few month, I took that step. My mother-in-law gave me some black and white film (Ilford XP2). I loaded my Diana and shot everything in sight. I rediscovered my love for b&w and you know what they say about true love (it lasts a life time).

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

I found myself hooked so I have now also acquired a Sprocket Rocket (just loaded with my first film, reports will follow) and a Spinner360 (also on its first film, reports will also be forthcoming soon). My love has also asked for a Polaroid, so an old(er) Polaroid Supercolor 670AF joined the household. The first time we loaded it with PZ 600 Silver Shade (http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/allabout/silvershade/) by the Impossible Project. The film was a disappointment as the photos disintegrated very quickly. The search for different film is on!

Photo by lilo

Photo by lilo

And then, kind of on a whim, I bought the Holga mini (http://www.lomography.com/magazine/reviews/2009/03/14/baby-holga-small-and-incredible). It arrived super fast, and I was SO excited. Then the small, insignificant, minuscule issue of film began. Where does one still find 110 film? I honestly didn’t even know what I was looking for. Well, google is your friend: http://www.frugalphotographer.com/info-110.htm. And I found some on Ebay, but the shipping made one role of film about as expensive as the whole camera. By some miracle I mentioned it to my mother-in-law and she found me some! For free! Because, the dude in the store said they were expired (Duh, that’s what I want!)! Luckily she kept a straight face and I now have new film to try!

written by lilo

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