MY LITTLE PROJECT (fotography is magic)
Before I start, I’d just like to explain that I am extremely new to photography in general, hell, I didn’t even know what aperture was until a couple weeks ago. Please don’t frown upon me for being new though, I am extremely willing to learn, and I’m open to all advice and criticism (even the bad kind!). Also I’m going to try my hardest to update frequently, but only if you guys want. I was going to post this in a different thread but I didn’t want to clog it up.
So a friend got me interested in film cameras. I liked how they look, how they felt, and I desperately wanted to own one, if not for any real reason, then just for the process, the experience. So, turning straight to the internet, I went browsing. Forum after forum, I formed opinions about certain models, and afterwards, viewing badly designed Dreamweaver websites taught me the bare minimum of what I needed to know. I was ready to buy a camera on eBay (because my local area’s opinion of cameras is “Wait.. a camera that doesn’t have an LCD screen and 5 Auto Modes? Yeah you’ll find that in that shop over there in the stone age.” …Douchebags.
NOTE: SOME GUY ACTUALLY SAID THIS TO ME.
So, what camera did I get? Well, I’m new but I have read daijitsu’s “Ode to that guy” and with my money situation currently, I’m probably the polar opposite of that.
THE UNBOXING (taken with a point&shoot)
This arrived at my door… queue the drum roll!
So anyway I got a Minolta X-700. For more pictures of it head over to my Flickr, link below.
Also bought some Kodak ColorPlus 200 iso, because why-the-fuck-not?
I also threw together a scrapbook to take with me everywhere. To quote my own flickr,
“My physical base of operations; Goes everywhere with me. I document, I jot, I learn, and more importantly, I store my favourite prints!”
So, all set, I head out with anticipation for my first day of shooting.
Gear - http://www.flickr.com/photos/6882744...7628292607205/