Posted on September 8, 2012
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 It was out of date which probably accounts for the graininess and the slightly antique colour cast they have.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
Posted on June 12, 2012
I posted a while back about using real film again. I have a big tub of old film; a mixture of 120 and 35mm, both transparency, and print. I am planning to slowly work my way through it using various old cameras I own.
These were taken by Marlow riverside back in wet and windy April (or was it May… or maybe June?!). This is Fuji Reala 120 film shot with the Lubitel (medium format). I used a tripod (and got lots of strange looks – you don’t often see cameras like the Lubitel out and about anymore!) though it was pretty tricky framing the shots as the viewfinder is so dark, and as you can see it was quite an overcast day. I had to end up straightening most of them in picasa as they were all wonky! Focusing by eye is pretty much impossible, so you have to guess the distance, though I think I kept the focus on infinity for all of these.
Nothing amazing here, but I like the muted colours. I think the quality is not bad considering the film was way out of date and the camera is, well, pretty basic to say the least!
© Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012