Photo Diary: Daily Sights

This is my first roll of film from my new film camera! I picked the ones I thought turned out the best. All the photos were left unedited and I also experimented a lot with exposure and the light meter. I basically took pictures from my campus and from around work. I still need to work on the actual photo taking part but I think for my first roll they turned out really well!


23 thoughts on “Photo Diary: Daily Sights

  • Beautiful!!! I can’t believe these are unedited! You did wonderfully with the exposure and the light metre (whatever those are, hah!). These really look like you applied Instagramish filter on them. They look quite lovely. You have a great eye for photos!

    My favourite is the “Everything Will Be Alright” photo. I love how you focused on the sign and made everything else blurry :D Very macro-like! The street in the background adds so much rusticness to the photo. The composition of the photo is striking. Okay, I honestly do not know much about photography, so I’ll stop trying to sound like some photo critic.

    You are doing well with this new toy. I agree with you that the first roll turned out great! Thank you for sharing!

  • They look incredible! I don’t think film photos ever need to be retouched (unless something horribly went wrong with the processing or shooting stage). Looking forward to seeing more of your photos!

    nat // dignifiable

  • The photos turned out great! Film seems to give this nice vintage look to the photos, and I really liked looking at the street photos. It’s neat to see where other people live and their surroundings. I hope you’ll share more with us later!

  • Those are very nice photos! It seems to capture light just right. And of course, the compositions are also great. Now, I think I am going to bring my film camera with me too from now on. Haha

  • Your unedited photos look so beautiful! It really means that you know how to manually operate your camera settings well. :) I still rely on editing most of the time.

  • These came out great!!!
    I really want to get into photography, film cameras might be a bit further off for me though. I want to dabble with a digital camera first. I took a photography class during my last semester at college and I had a lot of fun with it. First things first, I need to acquire a camera! I borrowed my sister’s for the class, now I’d like to have my own. :)

    I can’t wait to see how your next roll comes out.

  • Lovely pictures omg :D Your town looks so nice! Also this is a great blog-entry-inspo tbh I should do something like this some time too!

    Also yeah, Arirang does interviews and random korea-related shows, as well as a radio broadcast. I’d definitely recommend downloading the TuneIn app and giving them a listen :D

    • Also, yes B stopped sending me audios after that last one I mentioned in my post. ^^ I just saw your comment hahah I’m trying hard to distance myself now I have a feeling that it’ll get better, but who knows.

  • These photos are beautiful!
    Please teach me how! I have an iPhone 7+ so I can take nice pictures, but I don’t know what to take pictures of! D:
    But yours are so inspiring! Makes me want to get out and take pictures of the scenery by my house. You’re very talented! :)

  • omg i love how these turned out! film cameras are fun, aren’t they ;)

    i miss shooting in films too. and tbh, i still have a few brand new film rolls :(
    i don’t think i want to shoot film unless i know where i can process them. sigh, it sucks when everyone is too digital these days haha
    i love that you’re enjoying film cameras though. #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm yeah? ;) those are real hashtags btw haha film photographers use those hashtags everywhere! i remember following a few japanese film photographers on flickr. japanese loves shooting in films and their shots are always so breathtaking and fresh and vibrant!

    what film roll did you use to shoot these? i remember my first film roll was the kodak colorplus 200. it was the cheapest film roll and the easiest i could find. and then i went to hk and i splurged on film rolls when i visited the lomography store. i was actually searching for that store when i went to hk because i was so keen on buying other film rolls! (i got bored with the kodak colorplus. plus the color wasn’t one i’d go for)
    speaking of film rolls, the fujifilm superia 200 and fujifilm pro 160s are also good basic ones that i love.

    you should try lomography too! they’re fun and limitless, with no rules whatsoever :D

    • I used Portra 400! It was actually pretty expensive but since I don’t shoot in film often, the price was worth it haha. And I’ll definitely look into lomography!

  • I love these! I can’t believe they’re all unedited.

    This makes me want to get back into using my film camera. I guess I would have to scan the photos but I’d love to be able to take good pictures again.

  • Your pictures from the film camera turned out really nice! Considering how this is your first developed set, you’re doing a really great job. I really like how you took advantage of your university’s architecture and took some neat shots of them. You’re doing great with the bokeh and knowing when to use it! I’m still trying to learn with my DSLR :’)… Looking forward to more great shots!

  • Wow, the photos have turned out really awesome! I really like them :-) I love the colours, I really can’t believe they are #nofilter!

    I’m interested in getting the camera now haha, my camera feels boring now :P

  • These are fantastic! :D I really like the different perspective in many of them and the way you have used different light settings has really created a number of amazing effects. If you didn’t tell me that they had not been edited, I would have assumed that had, because they are really good. :D

    I especially love the one with the “Everything will be alright” sign. The focus on that and the background blurred is brilliant.

    I look forward to seeing more! :D

  • Your pictures are stunning, I love photographs that capture everyday life like this! I am so glad I came across your blog, you are doing an amazing job with it.. you should be proud! x

  • Wow! Your pictures are so beautiful. The lighting, the composition, ahhh all splendid! I feel like I’ve been through most of those areas but I have never been able to capture those places as well as you have. They just evoke the feeling of “everyday life” so well too.

    (Do take pictures of UW in the spring to share! I love seeing photos of the campus surrounded by cherry blossoms.)

  • I really like the photos! I think my favourite is the second one. But I really like all the ones displaying power lines and stuff. The colours in them look so, I don’t know how to describe it. Kinda cool and cosy or something?

    When I did film I did black and white, so it was very very different!

    I look forward to seeing more photos of different things! :)

  • Another comment, but I have to add:

    Your pictures remind me of the opening of the Mary Tyler Moore show. It’s a different city, but it’s a similar style and evokes that feeling of the everyday life of a girl in the city. Gosh I love that show!

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