Friday, October 12, 2012

Mike's Kodak Film Project

A few weeks ago, my husband tried out his father’s old SLR camera even though apparently there's some dust inside the lens. He did’t know if it would still work since it hasn’t been used for years. But he thought that it was worth a shot. So he bought a roll of Kodak film then took (or wasted! lol) photographs of people, places, and things around us.

Clock Tower of the Venice Piazza located in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City

Venice Piazza's facade

Swensen's just opened at Eastwood Mall
I love their banana split! It's so good!

Kids practicing football at the University of the Philippines' sunken garden.

The artsy rock fountain in Bonifacio High Street
Rhea and I at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Bonifacio High Street
It took him a while to get adjusted to all the manual functions of this SLR particularly with getting the right exposure and focusing/pre-focusing on moving subjects. It made him realize how easy it is to use our DSLR (Canon 550D) with its setting as P, AV, TV, plus its auto focus function. Nevertheless, he enjoyed using the old camera. According to him, using the film advance lever and the kats eye-focusing screen is overwhelming.

The photos above were taken using a 1972 Nikomat EL(Nikkormat) with a 50mm f/2.0 lens and 36 shots of Kodak Plus film ASA 200. He said that he was tempted to edit these photos at first but decided not to in order to preserve the essence of film.

My father-in-law's vintage SLR kit

Cheers to the freakin' weekend! Let's drink to that!  


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