I mentioned in my previous post that I’m going to experiment with film. I’m intrigued by the analog color which seems quite different from digital. I’m starting by unlocking a 4 year time capsule.
I have a Canon EOS Rebel T2 film camera which I bought for $40, with kit lens, when Wolf Camera was going out of business a number of years ago. This may very well be the last film SLR Canon released. What’s cool about this camera is that it’s fully compatible with all my Canon EOS lenses that I use on my modern, digital Canon 6D. So the Rebel T2 is perfect for my exploration of film.
I dug out the old camera and popped in a battery and noticed that I had a few frames left from an old roll. Best I can remember, I loaded this with some cheap Fujifim Superia 400 film about 4 years ago. I had no idea what was on it. I shot a few snaps and brought it into Precision Camera for film developing and an ultra high-res scan.
Apparently it’s a thing to actually shoot with expired film. If you do I recommend that you greatly overexpose, my newly shot photos came out dark and exceptionally grainy. From what I found out, film loses its light sensitivity as it grows old. But the images I captured 4 years ago look interesting in an artistic way. Increased grain with random color splotches but exposures looked decent.
The image above is my favorite. The tall building under construction is the Austonian that has long been completed. The two other cranes mark the beginnings of the W Hotel and the Four Season’s Residences. That was the last boom. Today in 2014, Austin is going through yet another one, even larger than the one four years ago.
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