Keeping it real...

I've seen a lot of blog posts lately about 'keeping it real' and it made me think about how I show my life... It's difficult to lie as such through photos, but I can be selective of what I take photos of (especially when film cameras need sunshine) but as I was thinking about these posts and worrying if perhaps I keep it real enough, I decided to take my camera out on a rainy walk home rather than waiting for it to be sunny like I usually do. I think I love the results and also showing a more honest side of Yorkshire - it rains a lot here!

This last photo is my current favourite, just because its normally me waiting in the rain for a bus.

Location: Leeds
Camera: Olympus XA2
Film: Chinese Lucky Charm

12 for 2012 – Camera 6

As part of my 'take more photos' goal for this year - I decided that I wanted to use more of the cameras that I haven't actually used before in my collection. I am a little behind on these but I'm catching up and as long as I get 12 cameras done by the end of the year I'll be happy.

I'm quite excited about this camera, the Olympus XA2, I'd seen Angie's photos and review of it and it immediately went on my list of cameras that I wanted to get.


I finally got my hands on one a couple of months ago (thanks Adam!) and I've enjoyed taking it out with me. Here are some my results.


I tried to be quite experimental with the photos I took with this camera, it has a flash so I tried that, I also used it inside without the flash, outside in the rain, outside in the sunshine... I wanted to get a feel for it and when I would want to use it and overall I'm quite excited about it, the flash is a great feature for if you want to capture family moments and I like the results on duller days too. Definitely a contender for regular use I think.

You can see the other cameras that I've used this year here.

Camera: Olympus XA2
Film: Random Chinese ISO 200 film
Location: Leeds