{January Past}

I like to call 2017 “the year of the camera.” Between cameras that I was given and cameras that I found at thrift shops (and maybe one or two that I just plain bought myself,) I used MANY cameras in 2017. Normally, I’d shoot a couple of rolls through a new (or new-to-me) camera, then share the results as well as a little review of the camera here on Shoot With Personality. Between the fact that I used so many (and may not have gotten two rolls through each one right away) and the fact that I was saving most of the photos for my Secret Daily Photo film photography project, I went far too long without posting here. I have been sharing “b-roll” shots on social media, but I thought I would compile some into a blog post too.

January 2017

Label on the bottle of hazelnut liqueur that my Emulsive Secret Santa sent me from Poland.

Glittery double exposure

New vintage-style glass ornaments <3

Above photo taken with the Nikon F3 my friend David had recently given me, on Ilford HP5 Plus film


I mentioned Emulsive Secret Santa in the caption for the first photo in this post, and that was a film photography gift exchange I participated in during the 2016 holiday season. My Secret Santa was in Poland (which I didn’t know until my parcel arrived, as it really is a SECRET Santa exchange!) Along with some Polish sweets and a bottle of Polish hazelnut liqueur, he also sent me two cameras: A BeLomo Vilia and a Lomo LC-A. I could NOT believe it! The remainder of photos in this post were taken with those cameras. The black and white photos below were made with the BeLomo, on Ilford XP2 Plus film. The colour shots were made with the Lomo LC-A, on Fuji Superia 200 slide film, that was well-expired and cross-processed.

In my sister’s home


Me, before going to hear my mom sing one night

What much of my childhood looked light

A slightly magical night at Huddle House

Afternoon of golden light (but on black and white film)

Burn pile


Rainy night in Memphis

I know this is a bit of a different approach to blogging photos than my readers might be used to, but I hope you’ll follow along as I share some of the photographic fruits of my 2017!

One Thought on “{January Past}

  1. Veronica on September 23, 2019 at 5:44 pm said:

    O it really is Amanda!.
    I cannot even try to choose any favorite photos. I feel no words can adequately describe my feelings.
    As a singer, soulful, I am.
    A true soulful anything , comes from life experiences.
    You have SOULful photography.
    Love 💘, mom

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