Film photography

Posted: March 11, 2013 in photography, shit photography, Uncategorized

Just after Christmas I went round to see a mate, who gave me an old camera bag full of old equipment he was going to throw out. In it was a rather wonderful canon EOS 10 film camera.

I asked him what he wanted for it and he said nothing, just clearing out some room, and besides, I know you’ll want to play with it.

So for a couple of months now it’s sat in its bag under my desk “lurking” at me, grinning with a sarcastic malevolence at all the digital shit kicking around the room, staring down my 1,000D with its fancy lenses, it’s RAW images and its subsequent addiction to light room. Its been mocking me “come on then smart arse, reckon you can shoot with me?” Has been the taunt for a few days now, gradually getting louder.

So I switched it on, scratched my head, and decided a new battery was probably in order. £10 later (half the value of the sodding camera on eBay) stuck a HP5+ 400ISO black and white film in it, found a lens that would fit it and set all the dials to manual.

Results next week. I’ll even post the shit ones 😉


  1. Guess you will be wanting to have a go at developing next. Must say I always feel I have missed out on an important aspect of photography, having never developed a photograph. I think it must be really exciting seeing the picture gradually emerge in its tank of fluid.

  2. thoades says:

    Sadly the shutter mechanism on this camera is knackered, so instead I used an EOS3000 no where near as nice but there you go. Digital prints from the shoot are on here – Film ones will be added to a new post in a week or so.

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