Much before I moved to Vancouver Island I had a goal to set up a YouTube channel dedicated to film and a year later I have finally found the time to start. Below is my first video highlighting the Olympus mju1 and all the pictures I took on Kodak Gold 200 (shot at box speed). One of the goals of this channel is to not only shoot more film but it’s to create printed content as well. With each episode Iwill be making a hand made zine to share the images I have taken. I will also be giving a copy away to one individual each and every time I drop an episode. Stay tuned each week for the next episode.
I keep coming back to Kodak Gold 200 for a number of reasons. Reason 1 is the price. In Canada I can purchase a 24 exposure 3 pack from Walmart for only $12.99, that’s only $4.33 a roll or 18 cents a frame. Now that’s cheap. Reason number 2 is it’s unique look that tends to favour warm tones even in mid-day light. These shot’s were taken on a Pentax PC35-AFM point and shoot camera, a true thrift store gem.
This past summer I did a road trip to visit my parents in southern Alberta. My insatiable desire for adventure prompted me to convince my folks to visit the near by provincial park called Smashed in Head Buffalo Jump. This provincial park has rich historical significance to the aboriginal peoples of southern alberta and is home to some stunning views. I chose to try out a roll of Kodak Vericolor III (160 ISO) in My Pentax Spotmatic that had expired in 2000. This 18 year old film had been freezer stored most of its life but I thought I would still overexpose it by one additional stop to be safe. As soon as i got home from the trip I refrigerated my exposed roll until today when I developed it at home in the Unicolor C41 Kit. Here are a few of the keepers from the day. The last two frames I took were exposed to some light leaks when I accidentally opened the back of my camera. To be honest I love the result that was created.
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