You may remember that I got a new toy last week. I of course immediately loaded it with film (Kodak 400 color) and shot it as quickly as I could. Yesterday I was finally able to scan it in and go through what I got.
It was definitely a test roll. And I definitely have to practice with it more.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done this, for example.
The outdoor pictures I took outside seem to be consistently overexposed, like the one above, which generally washed out the colors.
She did a little better indoors. Remember the cheesy diner?
The colors are better than in the outdoor shots, and I was pleased that I could get the blur on the ceiling fan while still getting good crispness in the rest of the shot.
Inside the building where I teach was very bright, but the light was more diffused and once again, the exposure was better.
She also performed reasonably well in lower-light indoor situations. Here she is in the library.
And in very low light, the colors got quite interesting.
And that’s the best (and the worst) of my first roll with the Olympus. The second roll is about half done. I’m doing some experimenting with more low light situations and trying to remember to underexpose the outdoor shots so that they won’t come out overexposed.
As long as I can keep my finger out of the way of future shots, I think there’s hope for my little Olympus.
So what do we think?