So another month is over – can you believe it?
The camera I chose for March was a bit of a beast – the Zenit TTL.
This camera is bulky, heavy, has sharp corners, a lens that is slightly broken (meaning you have to remember to slide the aperture ring round to the correct aperture twice – bit hard to explain) and no batteries – so no light meter – and I absolutely LOVE it!
Because I couldn’t find the right batteries for this beauty, I was stuck without a light meter. The Zenit is a fully manual camera however, so I got around this issue by using the Sunny 16 rule – this basically means that you keep your shutter speed at the same – or near to – your film speed and select an aperture based on the sun and conditions (more information on that here). I was actually really pleased with the results I got using that rule – it is one that I would be happy to use it again.
So without further ado – here are a few of my favourite photographs from March for you to look at;
See you again for more adventures in film in April!
PS This year 12th April is Film Photography day – so if you’re feeling inspired to try out film (for the first time or again) then why not see what things you might be able to join in with?