Hooray! So it’s my birthday in a couple of weeks and I couldn’t think of anything that I wanted, so instead I want to giveaway a few film cameras 🙂
With digital photography being so popular these days, it’s easy to bypass film photography altogether – but you’re missing out! Film photography has always been a fun hobby of mine, especially with toy cameras. You’ll always come back from the photo shop (an actual bricks & mortar place where film is developed, not the software on your computer LOL) with a stack of great photographs.
My favorite cameras have been the Holga, Diana and Lomo LCA – which is why I have them in store at Stitch Baby + Kids. I prefer 35mm so it’s that much easier to get the film developed but polaroid is also another love of mine.
3 Tips for Using Film
1. Chase the light! For flash free photographs, make sure you have sufficient lighting. Even with a high ISO film (1600), you might find that your photos are still dark because toy cameras often don’t have light metering or offer manual settings.
2. Go on an adventure! Pick a day where you know there’ll be things to photograph, and go out with your camera to explore.
3. If it’s your first time, don’t fret if your photos don’t turn out the first time. Part of film photography is technique and experience.
On with the giveaway details! I have 4 film cameras to giveaway – 1 x Holga 135, 1 x Black Slim Devil, 1 x White Slim Angel, and 1 x Diana Mini F+. Each camera will come with 5 rolls of 35mm colour film so you can get started straight away 🙂
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below, telling me why you want to try film photography or why you love film photography. Remember to leave a valid email address so I can contact you.
For extra entries – use the hashtag #traceysbirthday on Twitter or Instagram to spread the word about the giveway. Blog about the giveaway or film photography and post your link below.
There will be 4 winners – if you have a camera preference, include that in your comment also. Giveaway is open to all readers, and will close midnight Sunday 29 April 2012. Winners will be drawn at random and notified by email. Winners must respond within 3 days, otherwise their spot will be redrawn.
Whether you’ve tried film photography or before, I know you’ll have fun with these cameras 🙂 Good luck and spread the word!