The Art of
The term ‘Analogue Photography’ refers to photography using an analogue camera and film. A roll of film is loaded into the camera and the magic begins once you start clicking: light interacts with the chemicals in the film and an image is recorded. The pictures collected in your film roll come to life when the film is processed in a photo lab.
What’s So Fun about
“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting,” and it perfectly applies to analogue photography. There is no LCD screen to check your photos and you’ll only see what you have captured after the film roll has been processed, scanned and printed.
Once you get into analogue photography, you’re sure to find it creatively fulfilling. Of course, the results may vary but overall the analogue look is unmistakable. Colors are richer, the saturation is more dramatic, and the film grain adds soul and character to your images, they seem to evoke nostalgic and dream-like memories. Experimentation and the thrill of the unknown drive us in our love for analogue.
What to Expect in Analogue Photography?
1. Light Leaks
Light leaks used to be considered a flaw. They occur when a camera is not properly sealed, and light leaks inside, causing an unplanned exposure to occur on the image. These exposures usually happened with older film cameras and can show up as a streak or patch of semi-transparent light, varying in color.
2. Half Frames or Blank Frames
Half frames typically happen from advancing the film too far (or not far enough) when first loading the film. Or from not connecting it properly with the film take-up spool, so it comes loose prior to advancing. if you get a roll of blank images back, it may mean that the film never attached properly. Make sure you are loading your specific model of camera correctly.
3. Frame Overlap
Similar to multiple exposures, sometimes you’ll encounter issues with film spacing where your images are not correctly spaced and begin to overlap on one another. When this happens it can render part of your image unusable, which is not ideal since you’ll have to crop it in later and lose a portion of your shot.