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Friday, 31 May 2013

Film Friday #1: Holga 135 Camera.

Last week I discovered a whole bunch of negatives that I had forgotten about (I really need to get better at organising!) so I've started scanning them in and although it feels a little silly sharing pictures of snow when it's almost June, the weather in the UK is pretty terrible at the moment and there's a cracking picture of me wearing jeans that are too short here! Feel free to laugh ;)

I love working with film, it has a certain element of magic that digital can never quite capture. There's always that excitement when you process a film, looking forward to seeing what you've captured and reliving the day all over again. These are just a few fun snaps, nothing too serious (because who likes being serious all the time anyway!) that I thought I would share! ♥ 

Hello jeans that are too short! ;)
Please excuse the dust & scratches. These were all taken using a Holga 135 camera, my boyfriend and I both have one & I think they're really lovely little cameras. One of ours has a slight light leak that gives a beautiful rainbow effect on some pictures, which I absolutely love & I highly recommend them! They're small and light - the perfect camera to have a little bit of fun with!

Growing up on the south coast of England I never really saw much snow, these pictures were taken in the middle of winter in the Derbyshire Dales and the snow in some places was up to my knees! The drive back home was a little terrifying in places (total understatement) but thankfully we didn't get stuck. A quick stop off in a local cafe for a hot chocolate with extra cream was very much needed afterwards to warm up again! Seeing these photographs has brought back so many happy memories from this day
  
Do you like to use film cameras or do you prefer digital?
xoxo

39 comments:

  1. Amazing photos! I love this post. I enjoyed it! Looks like you had so much fun! :) It's really good to have a hot chocolate with extra cream to warm you up! So yummy.. :)

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  2. Oh, I love this post. I haven´t used a film camera in Ages, but I know that my mom still has a really old Canon. i remember it being so much more exiting to reveal the pics in the end.

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    1. It is, you almost forget what you've taken and then you get to look back over them <3

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  3. These photo's are gorgeous! I love the scratchy effect, just makes everything seem a bit more mysterious. xxx

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    1. I really like it too! They do need a bit of cleaning up but I loved rediscovering them! xo

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  4. these are just lovely! there's something so magical about photos taken on lomo cameras. i've got an old lomo lc-a which i really need to use more! xx

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    1. Ooh you definitely should, I've had one of those on my wish list for ages! xo

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  5. Such lovely pictures! I've become really lazy since I got my iPhone. I mainly use that for all my picture taking and just use my camera when I do youtube videos, I haven't bought any film for my polaroid in at least a year either.
    Totally lazy :)

    Ally allyteepee

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    1. I love polaroid pictures! I agree, sometimes it's just easy to use iphones to capture memories and there's nothing wrong with that! xo

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  6. Yey film cameras!!! This is my post of the week :D the photos are so interesting, i love the double exposure you get from lomos! I have a few posts of analog photos on my blog, using my minolta BUT my lomo fisheye film is nearly full so i'm sure i'll be posting them soon :) x

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    1. Ooh yay, looking forward to looking at your post! <3

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  7. I love these so, so much! Great lightinG!

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  8. The dust actually makes it look pretty cool! I love the light leaks on them. You look pretty in the first one!

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  9. these pictures look so surreal, I love them!

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  10. These are so gorgeous even if they do remind me a tiny bit of a horror film! I'm not sure why! But you look lovely xxx

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  11. Aww, love the photos! I miss using films - definitely still the best way to capture memories!

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  12. Such eerie and beautiful photos!! Makes a nice change to see something a little different, and you look truly beautiful.. xxxxx

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  13. I keep saying I'll go home and look for a film camera my mom used when I was little, but I always forget when I get there. maybe next time, cause I miss that.

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  14. These photos are so so lovely! Makes me feel nostalgic about the snow although I hated it at the time haha xxx

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  15. These photos are awesome. I've been helping my sister with lots of stuff for her photography and this is really inspiring, so I'll get her to check these out too! My favourite is the city one (is it a double negative?) :) Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World xx

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  16. These are gorgeous! Wish I was better with my Diana F+ It kind of didn't work out the first time I used it so I gave up, but maybe I should find some time for it soon. You are great photographer Jennie. :)xxx

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  17. Oh really beautiful pics!
    xoxo

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  18. Beautiful pictures, I love the stunning effect :) I've never shot with film before but I really want to now!!

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  19. theyre lovely photos!
    driving in snow is such a nightmare!

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  20. You carry yourself with such a facility, I love it.

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  21. I've always loved working with film too. I took a photography course in highschool and it really made me appreciate it's uniqueness. I love all your photos, they are soo beautiful. Some of them almost have a lonely eeriness to them, it's beautiful.

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  22. Your photos are so nice. The camera's effects are quite amazing. You just can't beat film sometimes.
    I really like the cold weather, as strange as that sounds. Although snow is quite frightening.

    x

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  23. These are just gorgeous photos, Jennie! My favourite thing about film was the surprise of seeing how your photos turned out. It's definitely something I'll look into getting once I have a bit more money - although my step-kids would be utterly confused, the three-year-old always wants to see photos of her and demands re-takes if standards aren't met haha!

    Jess xo

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  24. It is nice that the snow feels far away on this sunny Saturday! Lovely photos x

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  25. Wow, these photos are beautiful! Have a bit of an eerie feel, which I love! xo

    -Jen

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  26. Ahh these pictures are really mesmerizing. Frightening how fast the times goes!!

    Sophie x

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  27. I love these photos, they're so magical xx

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  28. I love your posts like this, the photo's are amazing xx

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  29. Gorgeous snaps, film is so underrated!

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