165 // Camera | Olympus Trip 35 | tori's tales: 165 // Camera | Olympus Trip 35

30 January 2014

165 // Camera | Olympus Trip 35

Tori's Tales, Camera, Film Photography, Olympus Trip 35

As mentioned back at the beginning of the month, one of my blogging goals for 2014 is to take more photos (the main reason being that I'd have more of my own to 'feature' on Tori's Tales) and very slowly, but certainly surely, I am doing just that; here we have four (count em') photos taken by my own - possibly incapable but nonetheless try-able (making up words again, Tors?) - hands, and of my very brand-spanking new camera to boot!

Tori's Tales, Camera, Film Photography, Olympus Trip 35, The Black Forest, Germany, Eyewitness Travel
Tori's Tales, Camera, Film Photography, Olympus Trip 35

At the start of January I read through one of Cat's posts dedicated to her goals for the year, one of which was to shoot more film. She featured in the post a photo of her Olympus Trip 35 and when I saw it, something clicked inside of me and I thought 'you know what? I think I'd like to have a go at using one of those!'. I headed over to eBay (which is where Cat bought hers) and had a little search before coming across a bidding opportunity I couldn't pass up; I won the camera, plus it's case and a film, for a very decent £18.51! 

Tori's Tales, Camera, Film Photography, Olympus Trip 35, The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Eyewitness Travel

Considering the original catch phrase - as heard here in an ad for the camera from the 70's, featuring David Bailey - was 'The Olympus Trip. So simple, anyone can use it' one would think (and hope) that my limited photography skills and camera knowledge won't be too much of a barrier against making a start with my OT. I'll no doubt be documenting my journey here as and when I do so. 

And in case you were wondering, I used a beautiful book - Eyewitness Travel's 'Travel - Where to go when' that offers a guide to choosing the best month of the year to travel to destinations all across the globe - as the backdrop for photos 1 and 2 above. The blue tiles are situated in 'Where to go: April' and can be found on the interior walls of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the misty forest (how awesome would it be to witness that? Those are some lucky inhabitants!) is featured in 'Where to go: August' and is of somewhere I've actually visited - the Black Forest in Germany. Can anyone guess (the globe may offer you a little hint) where in the world I'd like to visit next? 

If anyone owns, or has owned, an Olympus Trip before (or similar) and can offer me information or advice regarding how to use a film camera, please do give me a heads up in the comments section so we can have a chat about it all!

17 comments:

  1. oh i must admit i'm a little jealous! i've wanted a 'trip' for years! but everytime i see one they're too expensive for me :(

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  2. Oh, using a film camera is enough to make anyone fall in love with photography! I'm happy to answer any questions and try to help! My whole first year of college was based around film cameras and photography so I like to think I know a little about it! :3

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  3. Oh Tori how exciting!!! Your Olympus is beautiful, I must add it to my list of wanted cameras. What a bargain price you snapped it up for too! When I was searching for my bridge camera (ended up with Nikon), I came across the Olympus PEN series, some of which look almost as vintage-y good looking as yours! The photos you have taken are all beautiful - you should most definitely feature more of your own photography in your blog Tori, you're so talented. I love the book pictures you used as a backdrop too, it looks like a book I'd love to look through and those look like forests I'd long to visit. The misty forest looks pretty amazing! Is it the USA or Canada you'd like to visit next? :) I can't offer many tips in the way of film photography, my mum just got me a lomography camera for my birthday that I'm looking forward to playing with! But I know that the cheapest place I've found to develop my films is the Co-Op chemist (if you have one nearby), who offered a very reasonable price for 35mm film with 36 exposures. Good luck on your film camera adventures, I can't wait to see the results :) xxx

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  4. LOVE this and also the photos you've taken are really lovely lovely lovely. I love shooting film too but haven't done so in far too long. It's a shame it gets expensive with film and developing - I really ought to find/make myself a dark room now that I can't access the one I used to use at uni. Can't wait to see more of your work :) :) xxxxx

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  5. Ooh I hope you love shooting film! Just a bugger when it costs a fortune to get your photos developed :(

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  6. Good luck with the camera, I'm looking to start taking film photographs myself.

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  7. Woohoo!! What a little beaut! And what a bloomin bargain, good work Tor!

    Faded Windmills

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  8. America? But Australia is 9846y58745634806537845653 times nicer ;)

    Good luck with the film photography. It's actually something I'd like to try myself, as well! xx

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  9. I need to get myself using more film. I love the effect of the photos and the fact you have to wait to see the final images. I have limited experience with film but I'd say just experiment! You'll soon discover what works best.

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  10. Gosh, I'm so hopeless at photos with my digital camera on automatic that I think I'd be useless at a film camera - pretty pics, though!

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  11. I like your camera, and noup, I don´t have this one, sorry
    good luck with your goals.

    xo from Costa Rica

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  12. wooooo, how exciting!! I think you will be a pro in no times, these photos are so great! I have no clue when it comes to photography- but point and click! lol Can't wait to see the results x

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  13. that camera is so gorgeous! i want to have one as well! :))
    have a great week dear!~

    xoxo,
    rae
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  14. Oh wow what a beautiful camera - I hope you make lots of amazing memories with it.x

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  15. I've already told you how much I love These photos but seriously Tori they're flipping amazing! I'm excited for your film journey :D xxx

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  16. These photos are bloody gorgeous, especially when you're taking pictures of a trip35!!! I have one also, got it in summer i think, shot a roll of film, and only 3 pictures were in focus HAA!!! i put it down and refused to use it again til about 3 weeks ago because i was scared of 'ruining' another film. I think the best thing to do is try to remember your distances for focussing, and just point and shoot. You clearly have a knack for photography!! I'm excited to see the results :D x

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