In a departure from the norm, I shot using a film camera for the very first time today. My family had Easter dinner at Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village. I took my Pentax K1000 SE out to see how I’d do with film and to acquaint myself to some film shooting I wish to do in the future.
I took the film to Walgreens for processing and scanning to a CD – oddly, still available locally and in an hour. When I opened the envelope, some beautiful pictures greeted my eyes. The colors were like nothing I’d seen before, and the photos weren’t too bad overall. I realize that when I center the exposure meter on the K1000 (a super cool cadmium sulfide dealio that moves a little stick up and down in the viewfinder), I’m overexposing the film just a bit… So, for my next shoot, I’ll go to the low side of the exposure meter and see what turns out. Very excited to put some black and white film through the K1000 on my next trip to Walt Disney World!
I hope you guys enjoy, the pics had a certain vintage look, and the camera is from ~1979, so that’s where I got the name for this post.
I used a 50mm f/2 lens for all of these shots, with a Pentax Skylight lens filter. As always, click to embiggen the images.