Monday, July 11, 2016

Lubitel 166 Universal

Back in 2014 I purchased my first medium format camera - a Lubitel Universal. It was about $60 on eBay and for some reason I was really nervous to use it because I was not confident in my ability to focus or to set the correct settings for each shot. Surprisingly, the results were so much better than I had anticipated! I love when that happens because sometimes you are completely disappointed by a roll - even though the shots I took weren't very interesting, I am now confident enough to take the camera out and to use it in various other settings and hopefully capture some fun shots.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Throwback to the 80's: Super 8

A year ago (almost to the day), I discovered a tape of Super 8mm film. It was addressed to my grandmother and had been hidden in a memory box of all of my dad's old things. I was so excited to find it because I have always loved the warmth and nostalgia of Super 8 film.

I highly recommend getting any old film or VHS tapes transferred - although this held up pretty well seeing as it was from 40 years ago, film won't last forever and it's great to have a back up of your previous family memories.

The type of film this was shot on was Agfa Chrome Super 8. ♥


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Disposable Diary #6: Day at the Creek

Sometimes just three or four hours can repair something that had fallen apart over three to four months. Earlier this year I went down to the creek with my friends - Janice and Brittany wanted to go stand up paddle boarding, Sarah and I were happy to just chill out in the water.

Lots of little things had added up to a friendship falling out and this day was the first time seeing each other since hashing it all out. It was a nice Sunday - we swam for a bit and then got fish and chips for lunch. I hope to have more days like this in the summer.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Instax Round Up

A few months ago my Instax Challenge ended and since then I've not been picking up the camera too much, but I wanted to share these few photos with you. I really do love Instax Wide film and highly recommend it if you're looking to get into instant photography, as it's cost effective (compared to other instant film) and the size is great.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June | One Second Every Day

This month I have been working my ass off. I'm looking forward to a large sum of money coming my way for the first time in months. I have two jobs at the moment so when I'm not at my new job (I'm there 4 days at the moment - they want me 5 though) I am working from home for my other one. It's been difficult but good - it feels good to have purpose again and to feel like I have stuff to do. Whenever I've had a day off in June I've not known what to do with myself which is quite a change from the rest of the year so far.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Aura Photography

In September last year I went to the Mind-Body-Soul exhibition and had aura photos taken! I had been obsessed with aura photography for quite some time before then and was desperate to get one done, so when I found out that Jo from Avalon by Nature was going to be on the Gold Coast today, I knew I had to go and get another photo.
My Photo | Mum's Photo
I am so happy with my picture! My previous ones only had red & blue in them so I was happy to see some green, purple and pink in there too this time. It's quite funny because I had made a couple of predictions about how they would look and I was right! I knew that my mum would have orange and green, and that I would have blue, purple & red, but no orange.

Please let me know if you've had an aura photo taken - I would love to see them! ♥


Saturday, June 18, 2016


Lots and lots of links this time - I hope you check them out!

  1. LANY - ILYSB (Live in Los Angeles)
  2. Dear Fat Girls by Chris Oflyng
  3. Big Brother UK is back and I'm super excited about it. I've always been a fan of the concept of Big Brother and find it really fascinating.
  4. Mind your own womb 
  5. Blogging + Money Matters by The Jungalow 
  6. Final Cut Pro X Plugins by Pixel Film StudiosAfter my film degree I completely stopped being interested in film, and especially making my own video content. I recently downloaded Final Cut Pro again and have been loving the different filters and plugins you can get for colour grading. I can't wait to use them more & to hopefully create more content.
  7. The Artist Challenge playlist by ThisBeDottie
  8. How to Make Bath Fizzies on Soap Queen TV
  9. Getting organised: How I manage my family's memorabilia by Life Captured Inc.
  10. Women in Film - A (sort of) Response to Jack Howard by Hazel Hayes

As always, let me know what you've been loving in the comments. ♥