Analogue Aspirations #2: The Big Adventure Ahead


It hasn’t been an easy journey but after three months of improvements, Dolly has some exciting news! A two day trip away, film to test and cameras to learn. Read about how you can help after the jump.

It’s been a busy month for me. I’ve shot a great number of films, sent off my first film for a swap, and lined up a few more.

Scotland was particularly sunny for the end of March and with the welcome change in weather, came the biggest change in myself. I’m frequently out of the house, whether it’s simply a walk to the shops or on a long walk with the cameras. Despite this, I still haven’t been further than our local town. I’ve taken photos of the same bridge, the same swans, buildings, trees and so on. Naturally, the next step should be going further afield.

With our 10 year anniversary coming up, it seems only right that we should do something special: a trip to Glasgow for a few days. Yes, this is exciting and I must plan ahead — and this is where I ask for your help.

We’re staying in the city centre, so there will be plenty of streets, buildings and traffic. What would your camera/film choice be?

Join me in the months ahead as I plan for my trip, test out some cameras, film and improve my ever increasing confidence.

Photo and words by Sarah. She lives in Scotland with her partner and two cats. This year, 2012, is going to be a big year for her. You can read all about it in her series called Analogue Aspirations.

written by dollymixture on 2012-04-13 #lifestyle #analogue-photography #series #introduction #regular-contributors #improving-life #getting-out-there #dollymixture #analogue-aspirations


  1. b0m
    b0m ·

    Hi! :) Nice article! I've never been to Scotland, but for city photographing i usually have a mix of films in the bag. In a city core where there are tall buildings (that cast shadows) and fast moving people and traffic, i usually would take a 200 or 400 iso colour negative film. Many would prefer black and white film instead. If you're only gonna take pictures of things that are still and only in sunlight, any iso 100 will be nice. Plan ahead if you want chrome film and what colours it gives when crossed if you want that. Just be sure to watch the heavy contrasts between a building or street in shadow and one in direct sunlight.

    It looks like you have a few cameras. Why don't take a few of them with you and load them with different films? :)
    have a look at @lighthouseblues for some albums from Stockholm;……
    hope it helps :)

    ps. also think of lomorule #10 :)

  2. dollymixture
    dollymixture ·

    @b0m Thank you so much : ) I'll definitely be taking some Lomo X Tungsten as I love that album by @lighthouseblues and perhaps some EliteChrome EBX as I love it's vibrant colours.

    I just hope the weather isn't too bad in August, it's a bit unpredictable at the moment, ha ha, good old Scotland.

    I'd love to get the hang of the "B" mode on my cameras before this trip, as the fast moving traffic and people would be great at night. Sadly I haven't mastered it yet though : (

    Thanks again : )

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