I recently spent two weeks in Malta for our family holiday. I originally wasn’t going to take any film cameras with me just my trusty Fuji XT1 as it was a family holiday and not a photography trip.
This thought process didn’t last very long and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t have my Olympus OM1n with me. The next decision was what film stock to take. I ultimately decided to take a mixture of films to try different things. I also challenged myself to shoot 10 rolls in those two weeks. Considering it was a family holiday which would mostly be spent sitting next to a swimming pool it was quite a challenge to set myself. The following films were chosen.
10 rolls, 360 exposures, 8 emulsions and 4 different developing processes
Lomography Lomochrome purple, their new version.
For context it is important I mention that very early in the holiday the meter broke on my OM1n so I was metering with a combination of an iPhone app and instinct. I also bracketed more than I normally would.
My first challenge was how to rate the film. The film suggests anything from 100-400. I went with rating it at around 250iso. My thought process was that it was too bright where I was for 400 and I did not want to go as slow as 100. I guess in my head I looked at it like redscale and thought the longer the exposure the less purple there would be. This is a pure assumption of mine based on nothing I read or scientific and almost certainly incorrect.
The first set of shots were taken in and around where we were staying and the end of the roll at the airport on the way home. So how did I get on, well take a look.
Now for the next three I bracketed the shot. This is the point where I should be really helpful, tell you all the camera settings so you can see how each exposure setting has changed the look of the result. Yeah, it was my last day, it was hot, I was by the pool, wearing pool attire, therefore I did not write anything down. At a guess the middle image was the one around 250iso and the other two, one stop either side. Sorry.
The next one was taken early morning, the bright sunrise was to the left of the frame
At the airport
Hope you enjoyed this roll