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Portola Redwoods State Park, California

Portola Redwoods State Park | California

Portola Redwoods State Park in California is a great place to go for hiking and photo taking, of course. The park is home to a redwood tree forest. The canopy the forest provides keeps the ground cool even during Summer months. These photos are from when I visited the park in November of 2013. I shot these with my Olympus OM-1 analog camera using Kodak PORTRA 35mm color film. You can find more info about the park by clicking here.

Santa Cruz boardwalk in California

Santa Cruz Boardwalk | Santa Cruz, California

The Santa Cruz boardwalk is a great place for candid photos using 35mm film. These photos were are created using an Olympus OM-1 camera with Kodak PORTRA 35mm film. The analog film and camera captured the action almost perfectly. The colors really pop in these photos and I was pleased with the results. There’s nothing better than a boardwalk, sun, beach, and film photography!

Film photos at Half Moon Bay, California

35mm Film Photography | Half Moon Bay, California

Shooting 35mm film with a full manual camera is a challenge and always an experiment. A good friend of mine gave me an Olympus OM-1 35mm film camera and the photos here are from the first outing with it. I was really taken back at the fact I had to adjust everything. From the focus to the shutter speed to the aperture, I was in complete control. The camera does have a built in meter that does help and in outdoor near perfect conditions it was fairly easy to get exposed photos. I did it and here are the results!