I used Lomography’s Color Negative ISO800 film (expired 2013) with my newly acquired Yashica A. Definitely not buying expired film
(or possibly any film) from Lomography ever again. (tsk tsk)
These photos were taken with my La Sardina camera which I have had some bad luck with in the past. A common mistake with the Lomography’s La Sardina is the twisting of the lens to open the shutter. When I first got my camera back in 2012, I didn’t realise that in order to open the shutter fully, you’d have to twist til you hear a click. Well, you can only imagine how much film I wasted then just because I missed that part in the manual (3 rolls to be exact) so this was technically my first few photos with the camera.
One thing I observed with this camera is that the pictures came out a bit on the faded side. With these photos, since I took them at around 5pm, they came out pretty dark. I used Photoshop’s Auto tone to bring the images out. Also tested the double exposure which was pretty neat 🙂
I don’t know if I mentioned before but this year I am finally graduating (HOORAY!) after four long years in SoFA Design Institute. Graduation will be on the last week of March (crossing my fingers in hopes that the date will be finalised soon) and in preparation for that, the class decided to hold a school fair to raise funds for the show. It was here that I decided to test out an old unused roll of film that I found while picking up my cameras from the other condo. It was with this roll that I discovered the last remaining photo labs in Bacolod and the wonders of the Vivitar EZ35. I actually got a refund for the processing because they discovered that the film was expired and figured that it’d be a waste to complete the procedure (tsk tsk). It was after a couple of weeks that I decided to invest in a film scanner (which I bought from CDR King at P2800) that I finally got to see what the photos from the roll looked like. I was pleased with the outcome even if the photos were extremely grainy.
It was with this roll that I decided to get back on the film photography bandwagon.
So there is NO FILM in Bacolod. There is absolutely no place where you can get good quality film in Bacolod. I did check out a couple of photo labs that a friend suggested to me when I asked where I can get my film developed and yes, they do develop (C-41 processing) but do not have a scanning service. After visiting 4 different photography stores (some turned out to not be photo labs), I finally found some expired Fuji C200 film in Jolly Photo Lab (across Lopues East) but they don’t have anything film related other than the expired film. I did see a number of places selling Fuji Instax cameras and the Fujifilm X series so if you guys are interested in that, comment below! 🙂
Anyway, armed with 5 rolls of expired film, I started shooting away with the only 135mm film camera I brought which is the Vivitar and here are some photos I took during my Christmas break 🙂