At last I have some recent images from my beloved rolleiflex to share.

These were all taken this summer in Sidmouth, Devon and various locations in France.

I didn’t make any adjustments to the images apart from the odd minor crop or straightening of a wonky horizon as I wanted to show them as they are (although some of them would work really well in black and white) This constitutes two rolls of film (you get 12 to a roll), so I was pleased I got so many images I liked considering focusing was pretty hard (the focusing screen is very dark on my camera), and framing can also be quite tricky. I was also guessing a lot with exposure as my light meter is broken.

For those who are interested I used Fuji Reala which is a print colour film (C-41) 100 ASA. It was out of date which probably accounts for the graininess and the slightly antique colour cast they have. For some I used a tripod but most were handheld.

© images and content Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012

18 Comments on “Rolleiflex

  1. I truly love the aesthetic of these photographs, the lighting, the content-everything speaks to a sort of wanderlust nostalgia. So glad I’m following your blog!

  2. There are some shots here that could really have been spectacular. I could tell right away that the film was out of date… and that is a problem. It lowers the values of the colors, and pulls down the contrasts. Is it that hard to get good film these days? I used to print my color myself, and I think I could have saved these pictures… but it does take quite a bit of experience to know how to deal with them.

  3. It’s nice to practice with something other than digital. The market is very appealing, wouldn’t mind a browse around it myself!

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