continued lunch break jaunts

It took me about four rolls of film (expensive) to figure out that "B" meant bulb mode. Bulb mode means that the camera's shutter is open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. So I took dozens of pictures with really long shutter speeds. But I know better now. I also figured out that it works best in low light since slow shutter speed lets in more light. These were shot with my La Sardina Camera. I was trying to catch the moving cars. But I guess that is one of the great parts about Lomography. It is more about experimentation than perfection. (What is Lomography?) 

Now that I know better I won't be wasting anymore film. 

These are some shots of local graffiti under I-91 in New Haven. 

Wooster Sq Lunch Break

A spring afternoon stroll through Wooster Sq park in New Haven. During my lunch break I went downtown New Haven in search of a vegetarian food truck. I couldn't find it, but I did find Wooster Square Park. In my nearly 30 years living in New Haven I had never been there. 

Below are some of the first photos I took with my film camera - Lomography La Sardina. It's orange, analog and cute. It is a 35mm film camera with a wide angle. It's all plastic. I believe I used Kodak 400 ISO film. One of the reasons I picked up a film camera is because I believe shooting film will make me a better photographer. When I shoot with my film camera I know that I only have 24 or 36 exposures. I focus more on composition and lighting and not over shooting. 

I used the Dark Room to develop my photos. The process was easy and I highly recommend their services. I mailed in my film and 1 week and a half later my photos were uploaded and emailed to me. Waiting for the film to develop was like waiting on Santa Claus as a youngster. You never know what you'll get back with a roll of film. 

I look forward to sharing more of my film photography adventures --one roll at a time.