Sunday, 1 March 2015

Throwback

In 2013 I went to Hinze Dam with my two friends and took numerous cameras with me - I took this little disposable one with black & white film in it and finally got around to getting it developed through the Lomography website. With this camera I seemed to have a problem with putting my finger over the lens for some reason but hopefully I've learned and it won't happen with the next roll I put through this camera!















Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Sprocket Rocket Roll #1 | Camera of the Month

Not sure if you will remember but months ago I said I was going to do a camera challenge called Camera of the Month. The challenge was meant to be for me to use one of my cameras per month and post the results. Unfortunately, that was too big of a task for me - as film is so expensive I really try to use film when I want to capture memories and important moments, not just to capture boring daily life, although those kinds of photos have a lot of charm.

Overall, I found that the Sprocket Rocket can be quite temperamental. The exposure is all over the place. I do have a flash for the Sprocket Rocket which I've used with the next roll of film I've put in it (black & white) so I'll post the results in another year when I finally get that roll developed. Something to keep in mind when using this camera is that you only get 12 pictures per 24 exposure roll of film. The width of the frame is nearly double the width of a regular 4 x 6 photograph. Also, I'd make sure that you switch off bulb mode after the shot you take - I think mine was accidentally left on for numerous shots which is why they've turned out so blurry.

Let me know what you think of the results and if you want to try out the Sprocket Rocket.

View from my balcony on a morning with the most beautiful sunrise I'd ever seen.
Beach - This isn't what I intended to capture but I think this is really eerie and cool.
Christmas Lights '13 | Bulb Mode
Tom - Christmas Day '13. Unfortunately the shutter went off too late with this one so it was very overexposed and didn't capture the moment I wanted to.
Monopoly
Selfie Fail. This picture is really weird and creepy but I thought I'd show you it anyway because you this camera is quite temperamental and you've got to take the bad with the good, right? 
Carnival '13
View from home - This is an edited version as the original was extremely overexposed.

Selfie | Bulb Mode
Paper cranes - I'd made 1000 of them in 2013.
I'm really happy with this picture. It was a disco light with the camera on bulb mode. I was hoping to capture pretty much exactly this. 
View from home on a not so nice day.
As you can tell, not all the results are pretty, but I am inspired to use this camera again. It took me over a year to finish the roll as I didn't want to waste any pictures - I think obviously that the best results are of landscapes so I think I'll try to capture more of those with this camera.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Spaces | My Room

It's no secret to anyone that I love my room. When I was a teenager I always looked at other people's rooms and was jealous because mine was so plain and I felt like it didn't represent me. But over the last 3 years or so I've really focused on making my room a representation of me and a very inspiring and beautiful place to be in.

I'm mostly making this post for myself - I'm moving in just a couple of months and although I'm very excited to get to have an entire apartment to decorate, I will miss my cosy little room that I grew up in. It's seen a lot of tears and emotions and growth. It will be really hard to leave it behind.


I'm really behind on the last few Frankie magazines, hence why this one is still on my bedside table.


I have a wall of Instax Wide prints but I keep all the Instax Mini prints from both my Lomo'Instant camera and my Smartphone Printer in this acid-free storage box from Kikki.K. I also have another one of these storage boxes for storing film negatives - I'll share how I store them in a future post.


This wall is what you first see when you walk into my room. It's the area of my room that changes the most because I'm never happy with it. At the moment I just have the Disney calendar from Typo along with a stamped image I watercolored next to it. I actually really like how it is at the moment but I'm hoping to add more creative projects, quotes, notes and other fun things to the wall also.


For quite a while I always wanted a white dream catcher. My mum picked me up this one on her trip last year and I absolutely love it.


This doll was my birthday present from my brother! I asked for it - he didn't pick it out although that would've been funny. Her name is Fanette and she's available from Moulin Roty. As a child I think I always wanted a rag doll but I never had one. Even though I'm 23 now, a toy like this can become an heirloom and can be passed down to your children and their children. I have a teddy bear that used to be my mum's and I'm very happy to have it.


This corner of my room may seem a little weird. So, what's in the boxes? Firstly, I'll just quickly mention the camera - a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V. This is the camera I take to concerts - I took these pictures of One Direction with this camera and I'm really happy with them. The quality isn't the best, but the zoom is phenomenal.

The three boxes with the polka dots are my little secret at the moment. I bought one of these wooden boxes from Kikki.K for each of my three best friends. I'm slowly filling them up with photos and memories and other little knick knacks so I can give them the box when I move so they hopefully don't forget me.

In the large box to the right with the lilac lid is all the cards, envelopes and goodies I've received through the A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail subscription. I've only sent a few of them so far - I'm kind of stock piling them for when I move. I already know who I'm sending a lot of them to.

The candle is "Sweet Pea' from Woodwick Candle. My mum got it for me for Christmas and I was so excited as it's my favourite scent and very hard to find!


This is my mini rainbow book shelf that sits on top of my Ikea EXPEDIT storage unit. The whole top row of the unit has more books sorted in rainbow order but I decided to display some of my favourites that I consider 'coffee table books' and some of the others are ones I'm reading at the moment.


This half of the desk has the majority of my makeup - around 5-6 years ago I really became interested in makeup. I had just graduated from high school and was starting university. My entire summer holiday before university was spent watching makeup tutorials on youtube and I bought a heck of a lot of makeup. I'm quite happy with my collection I've got at the moment - I threw out a lot of the stuff I no longer wanted or used and now I just have things I tend to use on an everyday basis. I've changed my storage of the makeup many, many times but I'm most happy with what I have now. I just have a frame that I spray painted white, and I spray painted the brown cardboard backing with gold spray paint, then added glitter to give it a bit of sparkle. It's so convenient having everything spread out and within reach while doing my makeup.


Lastly, we have the fairy lights. I bought a 500 pack of fairy lights off eBay for around $50 and I love them. There's hardly a square inch of my room that doesn't have a light on it. I think fairy lights really add warmth and an element of fantasy to your room.

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe even gained some inspiration for your room. Let me know if you did!