Little Things Thursday

I received my first film scans yesterday! Overall, the collection was a great learning experience. I pretty much approached my first roll blindly since I wanted to see if the camera simply worked. I’m happy to say that it does. I do have a lot to learn, though. I’ve already applied some new principles to my second and third rolls of film that are still being used in my film cameras. So really, it will be my 4th roll that gets the applied feedback from the lab. I love that the lab will suggest some things to try for future rolls. ย That’s pretty cool!

How about a couple raw shares?

All images shot with Fuji Superia 400 rated at 400. Camera: Minolta SRT 101 circa 1967.



Kind of bummed about this. I felt the shutter lock on this image and the result was an unintentional double exposure.


Confession: I did crop this one a little. This was the last frame and it wasn’t a full true frame. It was an extra squeeze in and thus had a black stripe on the right size. I just cropped that out.

Harley and Rosie

This film is cheap drugstore film. I don’t love it for skin tones. It did work well for outdoor scenery. I will use Portra 400 for portraits going forward. These were just test shots to run through the camera to see what happens and what needs adjusting. It was really fun to be surprised with these scans after all most two weeks of using up film and waiting for the lab. Film is definitely an adjustment, but such a fun creative way to shoot. ย I’ll keep going!

What’s your little thing this week?

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  1. I do like the tree and tulips shot. I too have a couple of shots (on digital) that came out with a double exposure. I do see what you mean about the skin tones and I agree with you that the other film will be better for that. Not too bad though for your first go round.
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  2. These turned out really well! I especially like the one of B with the dogs. It’s always fun to experiment, isn’t it?
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  3. Maybe I missed something … are you just experimenting with an older type camera where you use a film roll?
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  4. Turned out great for a first try!

  5. These are great! Cannot wait to see your other rolls!
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  6. How exciting…and I think they turned out great!
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  7. Film is not for the faint of heart – it can be exhilarating and defeating in the same roll. Add to that you are working with an aged tool, a 1969 camera … wow! These are great and until you said anything about skin tone I didn’t even give it a second thought. Great job!
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    • So true. I keep telling the kids that they can’t blink. I had several blinks or mid-blinks in my first roll. The 60’s camera has a startling shutter sound so that is something a bit like a jack in the box.
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  8. Gorgeous work, Kim. I never cease to be inspired when I visit your site. ๐Ÿ™‚ It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when every time I took pictures there was a trip to the drug store with hope that some pictures turned out. I need to pull out some of our old cameras here at home and give them a try. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. I think you did great – I really love the one with the double exposure. That added “imperfection” is sort of nostalgic & typical of what we would get before digital. Well done
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    • I agree with Gina… I kind of love that double exposure, especially since they were both of your son, and he sits that way a ton, or at least you capture him in that pose, and then you get the full on shot as the feature… oh, I think I would want that in a canvas. I think it’s perfectly artistic.

  10. Well done Kim, your first shots came out nicely! I couldn’t stop looking at shots two and three … they’re so, well, film-like. Deep saturated colors and wonderful soft grain. I’m excited to watch your progression and evolution with film. Back in the day, when I first picked up a camera, I used TMAX 400 and developed the roll myself. Being in the darkroom is absolutely magical… maybe when the boys have left (oh please no!!), I’ll go back at it. And maybe one day you’ll have the urge to dive in there too ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  11. Looks like a fun endeavor you are on with the film. I like how you can see your reflection taking the photo of your son in that one shot.

  12. My hubby took pictures with his 35 mm for many years and we have some great pictures from those film shots.
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  13. Wonderful and magical flowers, excellent catches! Beautiful photos!

  14. The tulips look great, and that double exposure came out fine anyway.
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  15. Hi, I am new here. It’s an interesting linkup. Sometimes all we need to do is look at little things and appreciate…they certainly add colors to life. Thanks for hosting.

    Your pictures are beautiful. I wish I could gave the creativity and passion to experiment shots especially using film rolls.

  16. Those pics look great (minus the skin color), 1967, huh? Not bad… I started out on film, went digital and just the other year I bought some ‘cheap drugstore film, too, but unfortunately the camera didn’t work. Since then, I have not found the time to try again. But I sure will.
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  17. So excited to see your scans!!! Yay!!! And while you might have inadvertently shot a double exposure, I think they can be a creative form of expression. Anyway, I know all labs are different, but my take on Fuji Superia 400 and skin tones is the same as yours….a bit too pink. That’s not necessarily bad if that’s the look you’re going for. But I do prefer the skintones from the roll of the Kodak Portra 400 I shot. Can’t wait to see what else you shoot! Yay!!!!

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