I developed an old roll of film and the photos are pretty decent!
My Olympus XA-2 is my default walking-around camera. I love it, but its age is showing and I’m envious of the crisp photos that people get out of later-era SLR film cameras. Thinking about getting a lightweight viewfinder for my monstrous Nikon F, or buying something like a Nikon FM2. There’s a paradox to this gear, though, and I don’t want to delude myself into thinking that I’d use a slightly different camera more when really the issue is that I’m not shooting many photos regardless.
These were shot with SantaColor, which produces the strong green & red channels. It’s interesting? I chose not to “correct it” all the way back to natural lighting. Or I couldn’t find a way to do that without ruining the look.
Getting film developed is harder than ever, but most major cities have an option.
- In New York, I use Gelatin and Pink Folder Film House
- In DC, I used Dodge Chrome
- In San Francisco, I used Photoworks
I’m still using Capture One to manage my photos, which is expensive and vastly overkill but really nice, focused, “pro” software.