Today's guest post comes from the always inspiring Hannah Metz, a hair role model and fellow fan of film photography. Hannah blogs with her husband Landon and it was their beautiful corner of the internet that first planted in my mind the notion of having my own blog. She is one of the sweetest gals I know and wears a sparkly catsuit like no one else.
Hello Fancy Fine readers! I thought I would share with you a little bit about my camera collection. My husband and I have always been snap happy but it wasn't until 2008 that we started playing with film cameras (previously playing solely with webcams, cheap digital cameras and polaroids). This is a mini history of our camera collection!
The Pentax K1000 was our first film camera because it's an incredibly simple manual camera and perfect for film beginners. It's pretty much the camera that your moms, dads, uncles and aunts were toting around on their exotic vacations and graduations. I love this camera, it will forever be my favorite.
The photo above was from our second roll shooting with the Pentax. Our scanner had previously been used only for art purposes and had a smear of pastels that added a bit of (perhaps too much) atmosphere to our photos.
It handles both excessive texture and close crops equally brilliantly.
The second camera we acquired was a Rollei 35 which turned out to be, perhaps, a little too ambitious for our amateur ways. A noble attempt was made...
I'm sorry to say we haven't picked this guy up since 2009!
Our third camera was the ever popular Yaschica T4. We spent a jovial summer with this feller. Our first summer in New York is remembered through his little lens.
The Yaschica makes everything look so smooth and soft!
We dabbled a bit with a disposable camera after both of our T4s mysteriously stopped working. The results were shockingly pleasing!
And finally, just this past month, I received the ever coveted Contax G2 as a gift for our sixth year of marriage! We're still learning the ins and outs of this model but I am already achingly in love with it. It performs best with a flash, which is new for us!
And there you have it! All my camera secrets spilled for you! Do you have a favourite film friend that goes everywhere that you do?