Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Film Photos of Japan

This post are my fav film shots I took in Japan, mind you I only took 3 rolls and 2 were already half used but I'm still happy I have a bunch of photos to share today with you guys. 

 You'll probably recognise a lot of these locations from my other Japan trip posts so I won't go over all the details but I will say, I used my canon 1000f film camera and three different film types. If you're curious about which film I used for what photo, you can individual click on any photo and it will take you to my Flickr page where I have the relevant tags. I tried a new technique this trip, where you rate a film (in camera) one or two stops under its rated speed and then have it processed at its normal speed. I think I will continue to do this because I found when scanning and editing the photos that they seemed to be lighter and softer, which is something I love about film. I also make sure I overexpose by two stops when I'm taking film too! 

Okay enough technical ranting, time for photos!












Portra 160 - kimono ladies
















Portra 160 - business men and sakura


Portra 160 - digital b&w conversion







note: Those few black and white photos I digitally in lightroom oh and how great is that shot with Ben and those kimono dressed ladies!!!  I may of kind of stalked them for a photo and next thing you know Ben and I spent a good 15 minutes with the group taking there photos on everyone's cameras and phones.  I may even be in a few!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a lovely new perspective of Japan. I've never been, but yours are so different. What's with all the abandoned buildings, water slide and chairs? Are they being bulldozed for high rise? How sad ... Lots of cats and bunnies too! And homeless people make me very sad ... They are stunning photos.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments! The abandoned photos are from an old amusement park, called Nara Dreamland. It's been abandoned since 2006 and I guess hasn't had the funds to reopen but who knows what the future holds for it - hopefully something good :) :)

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  2. I was on this whole film camera kick a while back (mostly toy cameras -- but i wanted the canon ae-1) but I realize that whole interest sort of disappeared... until this post! I must dig up at least my toy cameras and get serious about possibly purchasing a film camera too

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    1. I go in and out of it but it's never too far away from my thoughts, I definitely have a security blanket thing with my digital that I'm always working on! I hope you do get back into film! WOULD LOVE LOVE to see your results :)

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  3. These photos are gorgeous!! Thats what I really love about film camera, the soft texture and colour that comes from it.

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. it's really pretty isn't it and film definitely handles light different from digital which makes it special too :)

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