Day 212 (30 July 2012) Canon AE-1 Program

Today was a super busy day; It’s 10:30 and Im just now coming up from the garage, halted by needing more parts than I expected to do my clutch replacement (when my throwout bearing disintegrated, it caused the clutch release lever and some other parts to be destroyed).  And I hadn’t thought about making a photo yet.

But earlier today, I scored a deal on another film camera, a Canon AE-1 Program.  The image below is what I used to show it off on Facebook to my friends (heavily edited in Snapseed).  And since I count any camera for use in this blog, this iPhone photo is today’s image, if for no other reason than it’s late and I’m tired, LOL.

Yesterday evening I did end up editing some of the photos from my time in the studio on Saturday, so I hope to get some up tomorrow 🙂  I’ll leave you to today’s image as I go and clean up enough to get into bed 🙂  G’night y’all!


For some reason, the photos seem better on the smaller phone screen, I may have gone a bit overboard on this one, LOL.  Always learning, I am!


Day 198 (16 July 2012) New Toy . . .

Today I traded an old riding mower that I couldn’t get running (and had already replaced w/ a new one 🙂 ) for an old film SLR.  It was a win-win as we both had something we didn’t want, and the other something we wanted!

I’ve been on the look out for an older film SLR to use to teach some boys at my church about photography, without risking an 11 year old drop my DSLR, and this opportunity came up, so I jumped on it!  It’s probably not the best, or the most feature-rich SLR out there, but I figure that it’s a great place to start in teaching the mechanics.  I can use a cheap P&S for teaching composition, etc, that will give quick feed back, and this new one to teach the technical side (shutter speed, DoF, etc).  But I’m going to have to learn how to shoot film first!  My last film camera was a simple P&S Kodak Advantix, from the early 2000s!

So, any tips, links, websites, etc that you can offer would be very much appreciated!  I’m thinking of starting the boys (and myself) out with B&W film (gotta find it), but not sure of what ASA, brand, etc to go for.  So, if you shoot film, or ever have, please chime in below and give a fellow some help 🙂

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60 mm, 1.6 sec, f/11, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Minolta X-370)

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60 mm, 1/8 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Old Camera)

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60 mm, 1/10 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (No Auto Here!)