About Me

This website consists mainly of a series of film photographs taken on my inherited Canon AE-1 Program.

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  1. What a great story! I wish you the best on your film journey but from what I have noticed in a quick glance of your blog is that you are already creating fine work. I look forward to seeing more.

  2. Hi Annie, your pictures are amazing! I rally enjoy them.
    (p.s. also, I accidentally deleted your comment when I wanted to say thank-you…).

  3. Hi Annie, your blog is so inspiring! I used to take film photos but then switched to digital. I only learned later in my life how to handle the technical part of the camera. Before I was always on auto. You might just have triggered a little thing in me to grab my analog camera again a play with it. Even though it is “only” 20 years old. Keep it up!

    • Hi Nathalie, thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment, I had no idea I’d be inspiring anyone. I think its a great idea for you to pick up film again, especially with a greater knowledge-its such a timeless form of art. I’d love to get some advice for the technical side of shooting from you then, as I still shoot a good deal of my stuff on auto to tell you the truth; particularly when I’m around a changeable subject (a dog running through a forest, a kid wondering around, inconsistent lighting on a cloudy day etc, I’d spend too long figuring out the setting sometimes and miss the moment!) so I’m almost a bit scared of the unknown with doing it all on manual because I haven’t done it as much!

      • Well your blog definitely made my day, and reminded me that it is worth it to go through the Weekly Challenge to get the few gems here and there. I am no pro in regards to technical details but in this case I would say that practicing with a DSLR could be useful, because a. you can take plenty of shots as no additional costs, b. get the results immediately. Many years ago a photographer told me to choose one frame and shoot it in different settings to see what happens. Another nice tool I only discovered in the past year (!) is the manual metering. It definitely helps to make sure that the exposure in correct. I understand however that for moving subjects such as animals it helps to go in the automatic mode. But again, if you know that the subject moves fast, you want a fast shutter speed, so adjust your ISO and your aperture (looking at the manual metering) so that the shutter speed is as fast as possible in this specific lighting. Hope all this makes sense.

        • Thanks! Yeah that all made sense, especially the ‘choose one frame and shoot in multiple settings’, that’s something I’ve done for a long time with the camera on my phone by adjusting the white balance and exposure to get different things out of the scene. I think you hit the nail on the head as to why I’ve been more unwilling to have some trial an error with my SLR-because every shot counts so much in terms of cost and using up the roll. I have really wanted a decent little DSLR for a long time but I don’t really have the funds at the moment (I would rather invest more and not need to upgrade for a good few years), but as soon as I do its first on my list. Maybe I’ll set aside one 36 exp roll of film for experimenting and note down the setting of each shot in a little notepad so when I get the roll back I know what works in what situation. Thanks again for your comments and your help, you’ve made my night!

  4. Hi Annie,

    Found you through the community pool.

    Firstly your username is very punchy, I like very much😊 that’s what got me to view your blog and as a mummy blogger I didn’t think I would enjoy a photography blog (all the film talk is like Latin to me πŸ˜ƒ).

    I love the style of your film photography series – they are simple, clean and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more you!

    • Hello Temi,
      Thank you! I’m so glad you took the time to have a look at my blog, even though it wouldn’t normally appeal to you. I’ll be honest with you, a lot of the film talk is still Latin to me too! I’m very much a beginner in the grand scheme of things, but progressing nonetheless.
      I really appreciate your kind comments, I hope you enjoy the posts to come!
      Annie

  5. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog, and I recently nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award πŸ™‚ http://flightandscarlet.com/2015/11/01/nablopomo-the-blogger-recognition-award/

    • Hi, thank you! I really appreciate the time you took to look through my blog and for the nomination. I will respond to that when I can get round to it! I took a look at yours too and found the posts about that church very interesting, your writing engrossed me. As I’m sure you will gather from my long winded and rambling reply.

      • You’re welcome, and thank you very much! Your award is well-deserved, and yes β€” I’m about to have a look at your response to my post. Thanks for clicking through my blog as well πŸ™‚

  6. It’s good to see someone giving film a chance and, being so good at it in the process!

  7. Your photographs are beautiful πŸ™‚

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