Month on 35mm #1

Hey Lovelies, welcome to May/June on film! 

I think the post title kind of gives it all away, but for those who are a bit confused or just like ‘What, Sharuni’s a cool kid now?’ I shall explain. About a month ago I purchased a second-hand point and shoot Olympus MJU ii film camera from eBay and I’ve been snapping away ever since. 

Now, I’m definitely not a pro nor do I want to be but I’m starting to slowly learn how to shoot with it and there is some progress bring made. That’s not too say that there were a handful of utterly rubbish pictures but we won’t talk too much about them.

As this is still very new to me and I’m in the process of learning how to shoot with a film camera, I thought I’d take you on the journey with me and post some of the pictures I’ve taken that month and hopefully we’ll see progress being made. I’ve starting taking my camera with me everywhere, so definitely expect a range of content, hopefully now that it’s summer it will be a lot of fun sunny content but we shall see. Other than pictures of me, there will also be lots of scenery/greenery and architecture phots but if there is anything you’ll like to see me snap please let me know and I will try my best to do those as well. 

For those thinking about buying their own film camera, these are a few things I’ve learned so far:

  • Do your research, look into the different makes and models of film cameras and try to really understand what you want from your film camera – I went for a basic point and shoot and that works perfectly for me but that may not work as well for you. 
  • Have a look around, don’t buy the first one you see because there will DEFINITLEY be a better one out there that maybe cheaper or less battered. 
  • Printing can be EXPENSIVE – I paid about £15 for one roll 
  • Buy film in bulk, it may work out cheaper that way but also once you finish you’re first roll it’s not dun having to wait for the next one. 
  • A mistake I made was not knowing how many photos I could take on a roll of film, and the best way to know is to keep shooting till the roll of film rewinds itself (according to the guys that work at SnappySnaps)
  • Have fun with it, shoot as you go, and don’t be shy – it may not turn out how you want it too but it’s all a learning process
  • Once you get your first roll printed that’s when you’ll understand what mistakes you’re making and how to rectify them. I’d say see your first roll as a trail one and don’t worry too much when they’re not all amazing. 
  • They give you a digital copy so you can always edit the pictures afterwards, so again don’t worry too much about any minor problems like lighting – but saying that I’m sure there are some tips and tricks out there that can help with that whilst you’re shooting so if you know any please let me know. 

Shall we move on to the pictures? I’m going to start off with a few that didn’t turn out amazingly or how I wanted them too and then show you the ones that, personally, look AMAZING! I hope you love them as much as I do and I can’t wait to share more of my 35mm snaps with you. 

FYI all the pictures I’m sharing in the blog today are not edited, so this is exactly how it looks after being developed. Also, if you have any other questions than don’t be shy to send them my way. 

Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you in July!

Now for my favourite ones…

Love Sharuni xx

//28th June 2019//

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