Friday, April 3, 2015

I'm Feeling a Bit of Nostalgia

The title. Nostalgia. A feeling we all get occasionally when we see something that reminds us of something that happened in the past. That is what happened when my mom and I began to look up film cameras. She looked up "Pentax K1000" on Shop Goodwill, and I was aflood in nostalgia. I thought of the times when I was just little. My grandfather would set up his seemingly archaic Pentax K1000 on a rickety tripod, adjust it for what seemed like forever, and then hit the shutter and run to get in the family photo. I found his old camera while at his house a few months ago, and I studied all of the dials on the top. I perused this fascinating camera for quite a while. About three weeks ago, I went to parent teacher conferences with my mom, and we met with my photography teacher. She told me about the film photography class that she taught. She really wanted me to take it. I thought it sounded fun; who wouldn't love to learn to develop photos? But I didn't have a film camera. The teacher told me that they could be found for very cheap online. In other words, after days of searching for a suitably priced camera and waiting for what seemed like an eternity for it to arrive, I got this little beauty:
 I named her Vera, because I'm weird. (I name some of my possessions; for instance, my Nikon camera is named Violet, my sewing machine is named Velvet, and my violin is named Autumn. Apparently, I like names with V's in them. xD) Vera is a Pentax K1000, just like my grandfather's camera. Pentax K1000's are film cameras, so I won't be able to post the pictures I take with it on here as digital copies. However, I may do a photoshoot with all of the photos once they're developed. S;)
 If any of you are interested in buying an SLR film camera, I definitely recommend this one. There are TONS of them out there still, because they were produced for twenty years, and were very popular. I haven't had any of the photos I've taken with it developed, but from what I can tell, it takes absolutely lovely pictures. 
I would have posted this sooner (I got the camera nearly two weeks ago), but I have had loads of homework, and I had some oral surgery done two weeks ago, so I've been recovering from that. :) Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I can't wait to start showing you some of the photos I take with Vera! :)

Au revoir, mes cheries! 


  1. That's so cool! I've always halfway wanted a film camera. Can't wait to see the pictures, I'm sure they'll be fantastic.

    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend this one; it's so easy to use!

  2. Congrats on your new camera! I can't wait to see pictures with it. :)
    ~Leah <3

  3. Your photography is stupendous! Congratulations on the new camera.

  4. Cool camera! I nominated you for an award!


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