OUR FIRST PHOTOWALK! #bnbphotowalk

It's been almost two weeks since our first photowalk event happened! The excitement and nervousness was real on the day as this was our first appearance as Beginning Film since we started our platform a little over a year ago.  This event was hosted by us along with the incredible @bendtmagazine, an independent art and photography magazine that's releasing their 1st edition very soon! We had the pleasure of meeting them last year when they reached out to us and asked if we'd like to do an interview for their magazine. Of course, we gladly accepted and had a great time meeting Josiah,...

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First Roll With: Canon A-1 w/ FD 50mm F1.8 by Samir Brown

Gear: Canon A-1 w/ FD 50mm F1.8 Film: Kodak Portra 400 Dev + Scan: The Black and White Box ( @theblackandwhitebox) Auckland, NZ Hi, I'm Samir Brown, I work as a food technologist in the beverage industry here in New Zealand. Upon finishing university last year I was looking to get into photography but was unsure of how and when to start. I had always just taken pictures on my phone and posted them to Instagram and while it was ok at the time, it started to slowly feel unfulfilling. Due to this, I felt that digital wouldn't be the right direction...

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First Roll With: Olympus ACE-E Rangefinder by Janie L.

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Camera: Olympus ACE-E Rangefinder W/ E.Zuiko 45mm F2.8 Film: Ilford Delta 400  Dev + Scan: Rewind Lab, Glebe Shooting location: Sydney, Australia For our test roll this time, we chose to shoot with the Olympus ACE-E Rangefinder, which was originally released during the late 1950s. The design of Olympus's ACE series was apparently heavily influenced by the Leica M3 from its rangefinder windows, to the bright viewfinder and the introduction of its interchangeable lens system, where a series of Zuiko lenses were specifically designed to suit the ACE-E (there were only four). My test roll was shot with the 45mm f2.8 standard lens.  Having limited...

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First Roll With: Fuji Quicksnap Marine by Rizavel Pua - Underwater Disposable Camera

Underwater Disposable Camera: Fuji Quicksnap Marine Film: Fujifilm Superia X-tra 800 Dev + Scan: Rewind Photo Lab - Glebe ( @rewindphotolab ) Shooting Location: Coron, Philippines Hey, my name's Rizavel Pua and I'm just an amateur film photographer that's trying to find her way. I recently went on a trip with my family to Coron, Philippines and it's known to be a very touristy beach area of the country. It was constant 30°c sunny days with a 6:00am sunrise and a 6:00pm sunset and clear waters. Knowing that I would be around the beach a lot, I purchased an underwater disposable camera to try something...

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First Roll With: Olympus 35 RC Rangefinder by Matt Evans

Camera: Olympus 35RC (42mm F2.8) Film: Kodak gold 200 mostly shot at EI 100 Dev + Scan: Splendid Photo - Wellington (Instagram: @splendid.nz) My name is Matt Evans I’m an IT professional working in the film industry and a part time photographer based in Wellington, NZ. I’ve dabbled with analog photography for the last two decades and last year found myself in a digital photography slump. So I decided that for 2019 I will shoot mostly with film which has reignited my photographic passion. This is my first roll with the Olympus 35 RC. This is the second rangefinder I acquired late last year and I’ve...

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First Roll With: Yashica Electro 35 GT by Zach Duurentijdt

Camera: Yashica Electro 35 GT (45mm F1.7) Film: Fuji Superia 400 Dev + Scan: Splendid Photo - Wellington (Instagram: @splendid.nz) Shooting location: Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand My name is Zach Duurentijdt or Duurez for short. I'm a caregiver and a recent graduate of an arts degree program focused in abstract painting and illustrations but I've recently progressed into 35mm film photography due to a temporary loss of passion for the medium. By no means do I have any previous training or experience in photography, only experienced in compositions and layout through my paintings and illustrations. I stumbled into film photography because of a...

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