LC-A woes...

Out of the 6 films that I developed this week - 2 were taken with my LC-A and unfortunately only half of one roll and just 2 photos from the other roll worked . After doing a bit of research (and help from friends, thanks Angie!) I'm really hoping that it's the batteries that are the problem and I've ordered some Silver Oxide ones for my next roll.I really hope it is that as this camera was really starting to grow on me and I'm happy with the photos that did work out...  These were taken at the Lomo Meet Up in Manchester.

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{This one was for Alyssa lol} 

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{LC-A love with my new Lomo friend Jenny

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I decided to add the last photo for all the ones that didn't work out :( I hate it when something goes wrong when taking photos. I do love that clock photo though and I'm so glad that one came out well.

Have a great weekend!!

Experimenting with F Stops...

I actually don't remember the last time I was this excited about my photos... squeeeeeeee!!

Although Photo Meditations isn't a technical photography course, I did learn something new about F stops and I realised that I had actually taken some photos with my Ricoh camera where I had changed this setting and not realised the effect it would have (here and here, being good examples) At the time of developing them I realised that they were the kind of photos that I wanted to be taking... but I didn't know how I'd even done it.

So armed with knowledge, my new to me Olympus Trip and more enthusiasm than I've ever had on a foggy day, Thomas and I went for a walk around Kirkstall Abbey (and also a delicious roast dinner...) last Sunday and here are some of my favourite results.

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I was drawn to that yellow tree like a magpie to shiny things, it was a beacon in the mist and so pretty. I had to have a photo taken with it... I'm a bit sad that it's a little blurry but a lot of the photos were as I still have lots to learn.

I'm so glad that I learnt this though, most of my plastic cameras don't have this setting but two of my other film others do and it feels great to know now that I can take the type of photos that I want with a different camera and not feel limited by my equipment or knowledge.

In this one film of photos, I feel like I've pushed myself, my photos and what I can do. I've applied everything I'd already learnt combined it with new tricks and techniques and captured photos that I have been truly happy with. Although this does mean I'll be carrying even more cameras around with me now...

Location: Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
Camera: Olympus Trip 35
Film: Expired Agfa Vista 200