I’ve always thought that all those old analog cameras look really cool. Like:
A month or two ago, I randomly did some research and found out that film photography was actually still alive! So I decided to ask my grandfather about his old cameras and told him I was interested in trying film photography. He dug out a bunch of equipment from his dry box and ended up giving me his no-longer-used Canon A-1 and manual focusing 50mm f1.8 lens! I was amazed that he still had the camera’s battery (which, even more amazingly, still works) and user manual.
(Some background on the A-1: it was a very advanced SLR when it was first produced 40 years ago, eg. it’s the first SLR to have full program mode. And it’s better than the AE-1 pictured above but I guess more people like the AE-1 nowadays cos it looks more vintage.)
I went to Triple D, one of the last few film photography shops in sg, and bought two rolls of 35mm film – since I’m just trying out film photography for a bit and not sure how good my shots will turn out anyway, I chose the cheapest films. The first film that
I loaded my dad helped me load into my camera is the $7 Kodak 200 Gold. It’s not expensive, but knowing that each shot costs money made me shoot very conservatively hahaha.
Ok enough backstory, here’s how my first roll of film turned out! (all photos were not edited after scanning)
Wow wordpress changed the new post screen again?? And it now uses the apple font hmm I like how everything looks v clean but like a bit boring/ no character leh lol. At least this posting field still uses an interesting font (got curious and went to check, it’s called Merriweather).
Anyway I went to i light at marina bay last night, it was quite nice but tiring – we walked one whole round from esplanade to MBS and back to raffles place whew. Sadly I didn’t have my camera cos I went from school :( but I guess it doesn’t really matter cos I just used my phone and the quality was surprisingly good!
(wow much minimalist, there isn’t even a button for adding media anymore lol. seems like you have to drag and drop?)
Using a different layout for fun, click to view the whole photo with captions!
just realised that these are hexagons but the first pic’s structure has pentagons for its sides??? confused
more hexagons! and oo there are some dodecahedrons and some structures-with-hexagon-and-square-sides, didn’t notice that when I was there :o
giant inflatable animals at art-zoo!! so cooll but sadly not free and wj wasn’t too keen so we didn’t go
sparkly helix bridge hahaha
not the sharpest photo but I always like taking the sg skyline!! this was from the 4th floor of the shoppes at marina bay, never knew you could go up there
everybody loves bubbles :D
tie some rubber bands to poles and shine light at them = art!
‘northern lights’ in singapore
cool installation by mohan (one of my design profs)!!
Went to Ayutthaya, Bangkok and Chiangmai (ABC!) for my family’s end of year holiday!
Most of the trip can be summarised in 2 words: markets and temples LOL. Pretty much all my photos are of temples cos I didn’t want to carry the dslr around for the other stuff.
didn’t wanna take the typical tourist shots so I tried shooting random stuff. like this sunburst!
the grand palace which was v hot and big but still crowded
yay sunburst again
on the ayutthaya boat ride
so sad that all the statues got beheaded/ destroyed :/
Highlights of the trip:
Food: had lots of mango sticky rice and thai milk tea! We ate at night markets/ roadside stalls quite a few times also, was v yummy and cheap 8) Most memorable was the first night in bangkok where we all went around to buy different stuff and ended up with too much food hahaha. The pork leg rice at chiang mai was goooddd too