2/28/16

BitterSweet.


shot with a lomogrophy 'la sardina' camera

Film photography is harder than I though. Much harder. Back in September when I purchased my "La Sardina" in Berlin, I was sure that I would be able to snap beautiful, "tumblr-like" photos in a second. Well, two film rolls later, turns out that it's not as easy as I thought. Pretty sure the guy at the lab felt sorry for me when I discovered that 90% of my last roll of film turned out blurred and far from the kind of photos I wanted to hang all over my room. 

I'm trying not to get discouraged, but I'd lie if I said that just the mere though of going to get my next roll developed, and getting back photos that look as though I shot them with a camera that had been run over with a car, doesn't make me want to give up (not sure if that sentence made sense, but lets pretend it did). 

The photos above were taken in three different, beloved cities. All were taken on bittersweet days, but looking at them now makes me happy. 

Love, Alona

PS- I got a new design! Thanks Kyo Studios for making my aesthetic dreams come true <3

27 comments :

  1. I love film photography...
    I really like these photos, they look "real". When I used to shoot film I used to get so discouraged when some of my rolls came out like crap, but one thing that really helped me, is that I made sure to have tons of lighting, and to really take my time and take the picture.
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  2. I love film photography. I've been taking black and white photos for the past two years now and it's so fun!

    xoxo,
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  3. Don't give up! Film photography can be a hard transition but it's so worth it when you get in the swing of things. There's something so great about good film photos - such a classic and lost art!

    xx, Caitlin
    www.wandererandwolf.com

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  4. Alona, I think that the photos are beautiful in their own way. Good luck with film photography and I can't wait to see more of what you take. I'm also loving the new design! x

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  5. Such nice trip photos!
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  6. Those photos looks dramatical, seems like they told a story, love it!

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  8. Gorgeous photos! Makes me want to travel. Something about film photography is so pretty and nostalgic xx www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. great photos! I know what you mean about it being difficult because i had the same problem but keep going! it will get better and easier! God bless xo

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  12. These are such beautiful photos! Love it :)

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  13. love your blog design, it's so clean! Also, I love film photography- It takes a bit of technique and you really do have to understand the light levels etc so that it doesn't turn out to blurry/ light or dark! Once you get the hang of it you'll love it more- and I kind of like your vintagey photos, they have a nice charm to them!
    Great post :)

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  14. I was equally disappointed when I first used my lomo cameras. I think part of it is that at least my photos only looked good with film that was at least 400 ASA. When I shoot film I usually use an olympus compact camera, and I love the results. Try using a film with higher ASA!

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  15. Ahh I actually love your photos, film cameras are beautiful in my opinion. They can create things that a DSLR can't, I wish developing film was a lot more accessible!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  16. trust me, you're nailing all these "tumblr" film photos, I'm absolutely in love with this artsy photo series and can't wait to see more <3
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  17. These photos are beautiful! They have such a warm and nostalgic feeling to them. I can imagine that film photography is difficult, but definitely don't give up, these photos are such works of art. I can't wait to see more of your work.
    ~Lili
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  18. Nothing beats film photography <3 I have a lomo camera as well and it takes medium format film which is a bit annoying since developing is a lot more costly. Well, lovely photos!

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  19. love love all your photos, lomography is the best x

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  20. Keep at it, I'm sure it'll get easier with practice! I personally love your pictures, especially the last one of Berlin.
    xo
    Siffat
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  21. Love your photography style!
    Agnes 🐝

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  22. What an unusual and intriguing photography style, everything looks so much more interesting in this context!

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  23. What an incredible blog you have! So refreshing to see something totally different on here, love it!
    Have a great day for now, xx
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  24. Love the lomography camera! I miss travelling so much, my family doesn't usually tend to go anywhere in the winter but I have some really fun trips coming up in spring/summer <3

    xo,

    Emma
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  25. Love your pictures here! I like your blog :)

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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  26. Love the photos!

    xx
    Xin

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  27. These are such gorgeous photos! Honestly, some of the blurry and messy ones might have something special to them too. I've been dreaming of purchasing a little Polaroid camera for that very reason recently!

    --Corin | All Paths Lead to Wonderland

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