I am totally guilty of taking the same photo over and over again until it’s perfect. If a photo doesn’t look right, you can delete it and (in most cases) try again.That’s the luxury we have with modern digital cameras. Although it’s wonderful to be able to have this ability, I can’t help but feel like photography has lost its magic somewhat. So, last Christmas when Stephen bought me a La Sardina Lomogaphy camera, I was excited about using an ‘old school’ film camera again. Nothing beats the anticipation of going to pick up your prints from the lab, not quite knowing what to expect. Flicking through photographs of moments that you had already forgotten had even happened.
It wasn’t quite that straightforward, though. The first film I used in my lomo camera failed to process and my second came out streaky. My third? Not much better. I realised that I was completely missing the point. These cameras do not produce ‘perfect’ photos. If that’s what I wanted, then I ought to just stick to using a digital camera. No, my La Sardina produces perfectly imperfect photos. It produces grainy and (in my case) streaky images that won’t win any awards or be featured in any photography magazines. BUT they do make me smile. They force me to forget about taking perfectly framed photos and concentrate on just capturing moments, people and places.
I thought I’d share some of my photos here on the blog – these have all been taken over the last couple of months, most of which are from our honeymoon down in Devon.
Little glimpses of my life in Lomo…
I’d love to know which photo is your favourite? I think mine is the one of Jasmine smiling on the swing. :)
Do you ever use film cameras or do you prefer to stick to digital cameras?