It’s been a while since I posted, a new year and already I’m off to a slow start. As previously mentioned in this blog I have a few film cameras and hope to take more photographs with them. The photograph above was taken with one of them. It is the first roll of color film that I have shot with this camera. The scene is of a building in the development where I live and I had previously photographed the same building in B&W film.
Another photograph taken with one of the film cameras I have inherited. This is photograph was taken on 12 July 2020, the same day and location as “Mountain Morning” was. I did do some adjustments to the exposure and contrast in Lightroom. The camera is a Ricoh Diacord G TLR and uses 120 film. I’ve taken a few rolls with the camera and have become quite happy with most of the results. I’m looking forward to taking some color photographs with it in the future.
In the past few years I have acquired some old film cameras from relatives. Initially I was just going to try to sell them, but found that most of them were not that valuable. So recently, last 2-3 months, I’ve done some research into taking photos on film. One of the cameras that I had was a Ricoh Diacord G TLR and since it was a format that I was not used to I chose it to try first. The first roll of film was a learning experience, with both film and camera. While I had cleaned both sides of the lens, the pictures that came back were blurry and not very focused. I did some more research and found out that the area between the front and back optics also needed to be cleaned. After cleaning the lens again and reading the cameras manual, I had also made some errors in using the camera. The picture above is from the second roll that I took. Much of the problems I had from the first roll have vanished, and now I just have to work on composition and exposure.