Colourful kitties!

We’ve now had the kittens a full year and unbelievably I’ve only just started taking photos of them with film cameras. I have SO many digital photos and videos (see their insta here: garnet.and.pearl) that I don’t really mind and with how much they moved when they were dinky, I think I would have wasted a lot of film haha.

Still - we now have their film photography debut and I’m very excited that they were taken with Dubblefilm’s colourful Jelly film. The colour shifts really make the cats look magical - which is their natural status, so I think its perfect!

Pearl is the white and tabby cat - shes the ruler of the roost, demander of cuddles and destroyer of bugs (primarily woodlice and moths but shes not picky). Garnet is the black and white cat - he is the chaser of lasers, lover of food and best at snuggles <3 I’m not ashamed to say that they’ve totally made my life better. Cats… who knew??

p.s. Garnet is pulling such an interested face as he really liked the sound of the camera shutter, he’s thoroughly investigated all my cameras now hehe. Love him

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Film:
Dubblefilm Jelly - generously provided by Analogue Wonderland for all of our enjoyment.

Trying new films - Dubblefilm Jelly!

Hi all! Its been a while since I’ve been around as I decided to take the Summer off after a crazy grueling couple of months finishing off my first year of University (I got a 1st woop). Luckily I have been beavering away in the back ground, slowly updating all my old blog posts with Flickr links to Squarespace uploads (all film photo posts from 2011-2015 - I’ve done a year and a half so far) and sorting out the photos that I’ve taken this year ready to share with you when I was ready. And today is that day.

I can’t quite believe my luck at being contacted by amazing people at the moment and recently Analogue Wonderland contacted me about trying some new films. I said ‘yes please…’ followed of course by ‘thank you so much’ (being that I’m terribly British) and as well as being so generous, Paul at Analogue Wonderland has been incredibly patient with me knowing all the work I’ve had to do and also forgiving to the fact that I nearly broke one of the films that I was sent (I’m pretty sure its ok, we’ll see - its all part of the fun!)

As I’ve been going through my blog archives (I personally think I peaked in 2011/2012, so thanks for hanging around lol) I realised that I haven’t been that adventurous with film lately - and the first film I chose is so far beyond my current comfort zone that I’m surprised by the extent of how much I LOVE the results! So lets have a look at Dubblefilms Jelly.

Oh my, are you swooning? I’m swooooning at these. Those colours! Just wow! I tried to take a variety of photos to really test this film thoroughly and I love them all - the close details, the further away landscapes, the sneaky photo of a painter. Just LOVE them - I will 100% be buying this film at some point because its just so fun. The film stock has also been upgraded from 24 exposures to 36 which I’m very excited about.

I will also add that this film was super easy to scan too with very consistent results, I barely tweaked them at all. And that folks, is a winner for me. Colour film can be an absolute pain to scan, so brownie points all round for an easy experience.

Before being contacted by Analogue Wonderland I was looking at their store with interest as not only do they have such fun films to try, they also have really reasonable postage prices (both in the UK and around the world, I checked for you) and I also see them actively engaging with the #believeinfilm community on Twitter which is wonderful too.

So, are you usually a fan of such colourful and quirky films now? I will confess that I originally thought they were a bit gimmicky - but now that I’ve tried them, I’m totally converted and with 6 Dubblefilm films to chose from, you can’t go wrong!

Camera: Canon EOS 750
Film:
Dubblefilm Jelly (generously gifted to me by Analogue Wonderland - do check them out, they’re fab!)
Location: Various places around Yorkshire (I love living here)

Yorkshire Dales: Signposts

As with the Kodak TMax 400 that Kodak Alaris sent me, I tested the Kodak Tri-X 400 in a similar way by taking photos of my favourite subject - the litte details. Again I’m reminded that I could easily change my blog title to ‘lovely light and little details’ and it would pretty much sum up what I do here haha.

I’m not sure why I’m so drawn to taking photos of these style signposts but I had to keep catching Thomas up on our walks haha. Perhaps to remember where I’ve been?

Either way I’m quite taken with the results of these photos. The first photo especially has a rather luscious grain I think. Its not quite as smooth as the romantic TMax 400 but I think I prefer it. My eye sight is pretty shocking (I won’t tell you my prescription lol) and one of the reasons I’ve continued using film for so long is that I find it so perfectly represents how I see the world.

Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 - sent to me by Kodak Alaris and developed by The Latent Image (not for free, I would just highly recommend them)

Location: Around Reeth, The Yorkshire Dales
Camera: Canon EOS 750