Film Photography – Black & White Film Roll #1

One of my hobbies includes photography.  I own a vintage Sears 35mm SLR film camera.  The camera was manufactured for Sears by Ricoh.   I occasionally use it for black & white film photography.  Below are some photographs that I shot with the camera.

Using this camera is a real pleasure.  The fact that you have to manually focus the camera makes you feel a bit more connected with the subject.  Also, shooting film you have a limited number of photographs.  This tends to make you much more selective about the subjects you decide to dedicate an exposure to.  This is a stark contrast to shooting with my Canon DSLR with auto-focus, image stabilization, & a nearly infinite number of exposures you can use on a shoot.

 

 

End grain of a wood beam
End grain of a wood beam from a hiking shelter at Doughton Park. Doughton Park is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC.
Mountain view from Doughton Park
Mountain view from a hiking trail located in Doughton Park. Doughton Park is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC.
Railcars located in Roaring River, NC
Railcars located in Roaring River, NC
Railroad Trestle in Roaring River, NC
Railroad trestle located in Roaring River, NC
Bales of hay lay in a foggy field near Union Grove, NC
Bales of hay lay in a foggy field near Union Grove, NC

8 thoughts on “Film Photography – Black & White Film Roll #1

  1. Lovely, especially life the wood one.
    I can relate to using the old manual as I went back to an old Zenith (50’s – 60’s) camera for a while. Didn’t even have a light meter.
    It was a great experience even though I only averaged about 5 decent shots of a 36 roll.Tempted to dig it back out now 👍

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    • I hope you decide to shoot some photos with your vintage camera. I would love to see them! I plan to shoot some more B&W with my film camera soon. Though, I tend to be much more selective when shooting film. So it takes me a while to go through a 36 exposure role.

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