Expect good things...

I found a great deal on this camera through kijiji, and I couldn't pass it up.  I also thought, what if I took this old technology, and photographed it as if it were a new iPod?  Soft lighting, white background, slight reflection? 

I've been doing a lot of reading on film photography, and I may just start shooting a lot more of it.  I found this camera on Kijiji (no lens, the 50mm I already had) for a steal at $50.  I can now return my friend Ashley's camera once I finish up the roll of colour in it.

In all honesty, I couldn't ask for a better fit to my bag, considering that it has really similar controls and size when compared to my 5D II, and a lot of really great features.  I always thought that film would be too expensive, but it just isn't anymore.  Developing is expensive, sure, and film costs money.  But I found a camera that costs $50.  Oh yeah, and the sensor?  It doesn't have one. If I'm tired of the look of one film, I just get a different one.  I can't wait to get out and really start shooting with this!  Expect to see more film results soon, as well as all the tidbits I learn along the way!


BTW, here's how I took the product shots above:
Pretty simple setup: I used my 5-in-1 as a diffuser to soften my flash's light, then a presentation board as a background. on top is a piece of white foamcore to bounce light back into the top of the camera, and the bristol board on the right provides a fill.  Jess had recently picked up some canvases and they were still shrink-wrapped, so they were perfect to provide a reflection under the camera.  Any seams in the shots were edited out in photoshop with a simple screen layer and mask.