What do you do when your birthday is a mere two days away? You treat yourself and consequently upset your husband.
Today I received my long awaited Lomo Fisheye camera. Who said analog photography was dead?
So I received my little package and went to the supermarket to buy some 35mm film and a battery to start me off. Then I rushed home because patience? Not a virtue of mine. I tore the wrapping off and out came this awesome little package:
Sure enough the awesomeness awaited me when finally opening the neatly designed box. It kinda felt like Christmas.
And there it was. My Lomography Fisheye 2 White Knight 35mm compact camera. It took me a couple of minutes to wrap my head around the fact that it is now mine and mine alone.
Do you know how weird it is to load a roll of film into a camera after years and years of digital photography? As the cat was the only moving and remotely interesting thing home at that point, I forced her to model. The poor feline creature. It took some getting used not seeing immediate results after hearing the shutter click. But after a while I happily snapped away.
Getting up close and looking through the fisheye viewer, seeing everything distorted. All I could think was awesome, can’t wait to pick up the prints. This is going to be so exciting and brings me back to the good old times when, after a camping trip or a field trip, you excitedly went to the drugstore to pick up your prints to see how they turned out.
I will keep you posted on my progress. For now I will leave you with a photograph of the addition to my ever expanding camera family.