West Virginia // land camera photos - The Dainty Squid

West Virginia // land camera photos

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So that trip I took with my mom and grandpa to visit where he grew up? It was awesome! I took so many great photos and heard so many stories. It was an incredible bonding experience. I'm very happy I had the opportunity to go.

I shot exclusively with my land camera and T2 on the trip (but still lugged around my 60D with my macro lens in case I saw any neat insects or mushrooms. My poor back!) Today I'm sharing some of the land camera photos. I love these. The two main locations these were shot at are the family cemetery and the high school my grandpa attended. I'll tell you more about both in another post but for now here are the photos...

You can find land camera film here: black and white or color. If you're interested in buying a land camera check out your local thrift store, but if you're in a hurry there are always some floating around on ebay. I bought mine from Film Photography Project on ebay two years ago or so when they were having a sale. They do currently have a few in their webstore. They're slightly pricey compared to what you'd find at a thrift store or estate sale but they have been tested and come with batteries. Plus they have really great service that I can attest to! When I first got the camera I had no idea what to do with but it actually came with an instructional DVD and that's pretty stinken awesome if you ask me.

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9 thoughts

  1. These remind me of an o'death song come to life.

  2. the trip sounds so lovely! and these pictures are wonderful, your grandpa looks like such a sweetheart:-) xx

  3. This pictures are so sweet! I bet your grandpa was exited to have you over, he looks like a young sharp grandpa. The pictures of the cemetery look spooky with this camera btw.

  4. I absolutely love these! I need to get my land camera out.


  5. These are awesome photos. I love the film that you used for these.

  6. These are absolutely, hauntingly beautiful. You have such an eye.
    -Naomi http://www.girldust.com

  7. I absolutely love these black and white photos, West Virginia looks amazing :)

  8. Those kinds of trips always feel so worthwhile and meaningful! Glad you got to go. =)

  9. They are such lovely photos Kaylah, and how nice to go back with your Grandfather too :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten


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