Thursday, 16 February 2017

olympus om 10 35mm - my first film camera

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last week I became the proud owner of my first film camera, an olympus OM 10. I had been uuuming and ahhhhing over purchasing a film camera to use alongside my olympus OM-D E-M10 for a few months, particularly so I could get some shots whilst in cape town this summer.

I purchased the camera from a seller on gumtree for £50; the price included the camera, batteries, original flash and instructions, also an olympus strap and original leather case. having not used a film camera for years, I wanted one that was able to run on automatic and manual, that was easy to use!

as soon as my camera arrived, after reading through the instructions and a quick clean-up of the camera itself, I loaded some old film into it and decided to use my kitties as my test subject. I decided to get the film developed with asda, with the negatives being scanned directly onto a CD rather than printed – which did save an unnecessary cost.

a lot if the images were out of focus, and over exposed – I think I really did overcompensate for shooting indoors, thinking it was much darker than it actually was – a lesson learnt for next time! also, after looking through the instructions again I picked up how I help to recognise when blur was likely to occur.

below are 3 of my favourite shots and to be honest the only ones that really worked! these were shot in the living room window, in natural daylight, and I love the wishy washy colour effect that has been created by them being slightly overexposed – and the film being a good 3 years out of date!

I can’t wait to take this camera with me to cape town, to get some photographs of my trip. I’ve ordered 4 different films, from different brands, to see which I prefer and which works best for me, I feel the photographs will have a really special look to them. 

olympus om d 10 film camera 35mm still photography traditional photography film photography first camera traditional camera

olympus om d 10 film camera 35mm still photography traditional photography film photography first camera traditional camera

olympus om d 10 film camera 35mm still photography traditional photography film photography first camera traditional camera
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