Picture perfect memories.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Did you spot yourself? Heh.
I was procrastinating my study time for tomorrow's CT when I came across decided to fumble through my stack of prints and instaxs. For once, I decided to finally be a more organised person and compiled all of my instaxs together because before that, they were all over the place - my purse, camera bag, book shelf etc. When I did, I realised that I probably spent about $150 on my instaxs alone already. What a hobby.
Despite the 100+ instaxs, half of them were really terrible shots though. I don't really see the point in taking selfies with my mini8s (with the exception of celebratory events of course) so I often experiment with landscape shots and whatnot. I know an instax mini 8s is not made to shoot landscape but that's what I got for my birthday, so it'll do just fine. Btw the 600 films are taken with Zhiyi's polaroid.
But for the first half, my takes are so terrible because it's either 1) overexposed or 2) too close to focus. It breaks my heart to know that I'm throwing in cash to blank white shots but I'm determined to improve so, I kept throwing in my monthly pay check in anyway. Practice makes perfect though, so yay.
But now that I've been on a hiatus with my film cameras and polaroid, looking back at these instaxs and polaroids is really nostalgic. It's a different feeling from looking at digital images on my laptop.
It's high time I start shooting film again huh.
Monday, December 9, 2013
I should have done this a long time ago. I don't know what took me so long.
It took me months to finally restart this space, probably because I wasn't willing to close the door on those memories. I mean, I didn't delete all of my previous posts, I just moved it elsewhere. But they were still archives dated all the way to 2008, and by shifting it to another blog only for my viewing pleasure, it does feel as if I've decided to end a chapter of my life, and that those memories are only left for dust collection.
But many things have inevitably changed, and well, I thought that this space should too.
It's funny how I'm doing this halfway through a semester and a couple of weeks to the end of 2013.
Time really flew past for me this year. A lot has changed, and I don't really know where to start. Maybe I'll leave that for the post on New Year's Eve or something. But since this blog is so empty, I'll probably blog a lot more often.
It's another week more to my holidays, and 7 more days to a Bintan trip. Meanwhile, I shall tackle my assignments and common tests.
This is the end of my very first post on this page. Till next time, xx.