my film photography journey

Ciao! It’s Chams. It’s been a while since I last blabbered about photography, and I’m really excited to tell you about my film photography journey.

Photography is definitely a new thing for me but since I’m a bibo kid and likes to try new things every now and then, I decided to try film photography as well. A little backstory, I have been doing digital photography (mostly portraits) since 2016. But, around that time, I also started to introduce myself to the magical world of film photography. Shooting film is definitely not new to us, all of us 90s kids had a couple of photo albums full of pictures captured in film. But since the age of digital cameras, we slowly drifted away from film photography.

My family is basically obsessed with cameras, and we have 9 different cameras lurking around the house (be it action cams, DSLRs, digital cameras, and analogue cameras). Every once in a while, when we clean the house, I find my dad’s old cameras from our drawers and play around with them. It was 2017, around June, when I came across Nate Punzalan, a Filipino YouTuber who shoots film. I was in awe with his passion for shooting film and also amazed with his shots. I then remembered that my dad owned a vintage rangefinder and now, I’m using it to take film photography.

the journey

Now that my camera is ready, I just needed a film to begin with. My first roll was an expired Kodak Ultima 100 that I bought from AnalogiquePH.

Sadly, it took me two years to finish the roll with 36 shots because the excitement sort of died down when I got really into portrait photography using my DSLR. I finished my first roll last December, because I finally have a film bud to shoot film photography with! He’s new into film photography like me, but he takes great photos, I swear! If you want to see his awesome works, go check out Kervs!

Since Kervs is an amazing human, he took my film and brought it to Sunny16 Lab with me to have it developed and scanned there. Here are some of the photos from my first roll that I want to share with you all. Hope you enjoy!

 

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My shots looked like they came from the 60s but nah, the expired film made it look like this. And maybe the light settings hehe basically I don’t know what I’m doing.

I just finished my second roll of film and I’m excited to share with you all the results. But that’s for next time. If you’re interested with film photography and want to learn more about it, go check out Nate’s video on how he shoots film. He explained it very well along with the technicalities and whatnot.

 

Do you still remember the last time you shot with film cameras? 🙂

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Portrait Sessions Vol. IV | friends & dating?

It has been a while.

I missed blogging. I missed taking photos. I missed pouring out my creative juices on this canvass.

Anyway,

I really feel like I want to share something with you.


October 1st

We planned ahead of our trip. But it was sudden. I impulsively booked an Airbnb for Pauline and I, simply because we wanted to get away. Somewhere far, and some place where we could talk about life and catch up. A few days before our trip, Pauline’s high school friend, Gelo, joined us as well. I always wanted to hang out with Gelo, ’cause Pau told me about her a lot. She likes bands too, and she’s got good aesthetics.

The day came, and the weather was good, it was bright and sunny outside when we left Manila. We bought beers and soju before dropping off to La Bella when the sky had a temper and it drizzled for a few hours. When we got there, we fixed our stuff and rested for a while before we went outside for our shoot.

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Hello Gelo

Gelo has been a friend of Pauline since high school and I’ve heard about her since. Pauline wanted us to meet for the longest time but we didn’t have the chance to meet earlier, but we occasionally talk over Twitter that’s why it wasn’t really awkward when I got to meet her for the first time.

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Bees-ness

There’s a deeper reason why the three of us wanted to hang out together– to talk about boys. A few weeks before our trip, we were on a dating app and we were talking about the boys we’ve been talking to, and we just can’t contain all the funny stories, cringe-worthy moments and kilig stuff that we have experienced from there.

During that time, I was talking to someone already but he was giving me mixed signals that even girls can’t understand. The thing about online dating is, you really can’t expect anyone to be serious. People come and go easily.

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Well, maybe not everyone. Maybe, some are meant to stay. Hopefully.

my thoughts are so messed up.

Hope you liked the photo set though.

Camera used: Canon 1100D

Lens: Canon 50mm f1.8 

Muses: Pauline & Gelo

IG: @earthtopauline & @gelo.tecson

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7/7 | Black & White Photo Challenge

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Rules: 7 days, 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations, challenge someone new everyday.

Thank you, Hunida for challenging me. 💛 I know you tagged me here months ago. I’m ready to take the challenge now!


 

Today, I challenge you, who is reading this post to do this challenge! ✨

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6/7 | Black & White Photo Challenge

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Rules: 7 days, 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations, challenge someone new everyday.

Thank you, Hunida for challenging me. 💛 I know you tagged me here months ago. I’m ready to take the challenge now!


 

Today, I challenge you, Kat. ❤

/ I know that posting everyday is a total commitment, and I would appreciate if you take this challenge. If not, that’s okay. You’re still awesome, hehe. ✨ /

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5/7 | Black & White Photo Challenge

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Rules: 7 days, 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations, challenge someone new everyday.

Thank you, Hunida for challenging me. 💛 I know you tagged me here months ago. I’m ready to take the challenge now!


 

Today, I challenge you, Fiona. 💖

/ I know that posting everyday is a total commitment, and I would appreciate if you take this challenge. If not, that’s okay. You’re still awesome, hehe. ✨ /

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PS

sorry for the short hiatus, went for a break during the holy week. :–) Happy Easter, by the way!

– He is Risen! –

 

4/7 | Black & White Photo Challenge

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Rules: 7 days, 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations, challenge someone new everyday.

Thank you, Hunida for challenging me. 💛 I know you tagged me here months ago. I’m ready to take the challenge now!


 

Today, I challenge you, Krishel. 💖

/ I know that posting everyday is a total commitment, and I would appreciate if you take this challenge. If not, that’s okay. You’re still awesome, hehe. ✨ /

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3/7 | Black & White Photo Challenge

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Rules: 7 days, 7 black and white photos, no people, no explanations, challenge someone new everyday.

Thank you, Hunida for challenging me. 💛


 

Today, I challenge you, Theii! 💖

/ I know that posting everyday is a total commitment, and I would appreciate if you take this challenge. If not, that’s okay. You’re still awesome, hehe. ✨ /

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