Shooting £1 Film at Night

Earlier this week a fairground rolled into town. I already had a roll of Agfa film (£1!) in my Olympus so I set out to see what I could document. As the ISO of the film (hows sensitive it is too light) is just 200 I used the flash to give the film a chance to capture what was going on.

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The fairground was fairly small so afterwards we headed out to explore Brighton after dark..

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Snapshots of Eastern Europe

After performing so well when I was living in Bangladesh I chose to take my Olympus MJUII 35mm camera on my Eastern European Adventure. I loaded it up with Agfa 35mm colour film and took it everywhere with me..

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If you missed any of my posts from the 4 cities me and Emily visited you can check them out here:

72 hours in Budapest

36 hours in Bratislava 

48 hours in Krakow

72 hours in Prague 

Back in the UK & Photographing Brighton Pier

When I was first told about reverse culture shock I naively thought I would be immune because I ‘ve traveled so much before.   But here I am back in the UK missing using a squat toilet and eating rice 3 times a day. Maybe it’s because for the first time I was based in the same place for an extensive amount of time and became completely immersed in the culture and felt fully at home.

Too try and break out of my culture shock I headed to my hometown of Brighton with my Olympus MJU and a roll of Agfa 35mm film. As a camera it can  be temperamental as it has no manual features whatsoever but for a day of wandering and photographing it was perfect.

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How to shoot film for £3.50

The first of a new series, photographing different cities with my point and shoot 35mm camera. The Pentax camera cost me an incredible £2.50 ($3.27) at a charity shop and the film (agfa 200) was purchased at the pound shop for of course, a pound ($1.31). Im really pleased with the results and how the camera adapted to street photography. Some of the images would’ve been better with a higher speed film such as ISO 400 but I like the effect of the blur.

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You can also find me over on instagram @madisonbeachphotos  where I will be posting lots of images from newly developed 35mm films.

Shooting Tennis on Film

Recently I was very lucky to attend the Eastbourne tennis finals. Amongst other top athletes I got to see Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki play. I love sport and have always captured the moments digitally but I wanted to push myself and aimed to photograph the day on film.

My camera of choice was my Pentax Espio, it’s a ‘point and shoot’ camera which allowed me to not worry about changing settings and enjoy the tennis. I shot on Agfa 200 film, I chose a film with an ISO of 200 as it was a bright day and I was really interested to see how a budget film (£1!) reacted to high speed action. I am impressed with the results considering that the film and camera all together cost me £3.50!

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