- May 9, 2013
- 5 comments
- Posted by EdGraham
- Asia Travel, Destinations, Europe Travel, Photography, Shooting Film, Turkey, Turkey
Film Pictures from Istanbul
Last week I spent a quick 5 days in Istanbul. I had mostly good vibes about the city. I loved it’s food, architecture, history, markets, and culture. But WOW are there a lot of people! There were long lines for the touristy things, and the non touristy things had tons of people too. I wouldn’t mind going back someday soon to check out more of modern day Istanbul, while staying well away from the touristy areas.
Normally I photograph destinations as much as I can with my DSLR, but this time around I thought I’d try something brand new: shooting film. Okay, film’s not brand new, but I’ve never shot film in a foreign country so the experience was new to me. I wasn’t sure which camera would be best, so I completely dorked out and brought all three of my film cameras: the Holga, the Canon AE-1 Program, and the Canon Rebel K2.
Here are some of the film pictures (digital ones to follow):
You can really see the “film look” with these photos. Each film type has a specific feel, and I really didn’t do much to these shots in Photoshop after scanning. Okay, so they’re not my best shots ever, but I really like how they came out and it’s a good starting point for more shooting with film. What do you think of Istanbul? Would you ever try shooting film (again), too?