Hawaii on Film

Personal, Travel

January 18, 2016

I have a couple of confessions to make.

1. I really only took my film camera (Canon AE-1) to Hawaii because it’s a LOT lighter and smaller than my digital. And, it only cost me $39 bucks, so if it fell in to the Pacific Ocean, I couldn’t really be that mad, could I?

2. It actually takes really bomb photos.

3. I’m still figuring out what I’m doing when it comes to film, despite owning a film camera for a couple of years.

I actually only shot one roll of cheapo film in the AE-1 before we left (and THOSE photos were just so not good that they will never see the light of day) so I felt like I was kind of taking a gamble with shooting a few rolls of film on our trip. I could have taken my other film SLR, which is a little nicer and actually HAS proven itself with some good results in the past, but it’s larger, heavier, and uses my “work” lenses that I would definitely not be okay with disappearing into the ocean. Instead, I chose to take my $39 Ebay purchase on an adventure and just see how it went.

I’m actually REALLY excited about how the photos turned out! They’re not perfect, but they are wonderful snapshots to remember our vacation by, and I can’t ask for more than that for a camera that cost less than dinner for two at PF Changs! Here are some of my favorites!

(All images shot on Kodak Portra 400 on Canon AE-1 and scanned by the FIND Lab)

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Oahu and Maui on Film_011Oahu and Maui on Film_018Oahu and Maui on Film_016Oahu and Maui on Film_021Oahu and Maui on Film_020Oahu and Maui on Film_017Oahu and Maui on Film_023Oahu and Maui on Film_022Oahu and Maui on Film_015Oahu and Maui on Film_008Oahu and Maui on Film_009Oahu and Maui on Film_014

As usual, thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you’d like to see our Hawaii video, go here! For the Oahu recap, go here and here! And for our Maui day trip, head here!

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  1. Urška Majer says:

    Stunning images! 🙂

  2. Ravyn says:

    I love these images soooo much. It takes me back!! And, I love that you used that camera. We have an old Ricoh that’s very similar. While I love our autofocus Nikon film camera (with all the lenses, etc.), there’s something more magical about these manual cameras that make you slow down. Plus, the images are dreamy!

  3. Maggie Richard says:

    Love them!

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