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Charlotte – Roll 4

First time shooting in the city. Didn’t really know what to expect or what to take photos of but these are some of my favorites. Not sure what the lines are that are in a couple of the photos but I’m going to assume that’s CVS’ fault.

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In and Around my House – Roll 2

After a good amount of trouble shooting I figured out how to properly load this film, I feel like an idiot for not getting it originally, but with no further ado here are a selection of photos from my second roll of film.

– Fujifilm Superia 400

Most of these were taken in the woods behind my house except for the photo of the house across the from the street of our country club which I took from a moving car so I’m definitely going to go take a better one. I think there’s a lot of photography potential for that house.

I also bought a Pandigital 35mm scanner which I used to scan all of my negatives so I wouldn’t have to buy prints and then scan them. So it saves on money and I think the photo quality is a lot higher this way. Anyway I’ll probably do a full review on it later as well as of my cameras.

Thanks for checking it out,

John

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Introduction

Hey Guys,

Little introduction here. So I’m John Kirby and I’m gonna be a sophomore at the University of South Carolina this year. Photography is something I’ve always been really interested in and I’ve had a Canon DSLR for a couple of years now. I recently just returned from studying abroad in Iceland and it really reignited my passion of photography after I had fallen away from it for well over a year now.

Like most teenage photographers with a nice DSLR I took a million photos, powering off shots at almost everything. But behind these photos there’s no meaning. They’re just photos with no contemplation or reason, only taken because I had a few gigs left on my memory card. In effort to get away from this I decided to invest in a couple of vintage film cameras.

After doing some research I ended up purchasing a Canon AE-1 SLR with an extra lenses and Canon Canonet 28 Rangefinder both for under a $100 and they should come in the mail this week or the next. I’m most excited to actually take time to compose my photos and get something that I’m going to be proud of once developed. This Tuesday my girlfriend and I are going camping in the Linville Gorge and I should have the AE-1 so it’s gonna be an awesome opportunity to get some great first photos with it.

With this blog I hope to document my progress and express my views on film photography as  a way to keep myself active in the art.

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Thanks guys,

John K.

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