Let the memory live again…
May my amateur experiences be a lesson to you!
- CHECK FIRST TO SEE IF FILM IS LOADED
- ALWAYS MAKE SURE FILM IS LOADED CORRECTLY
Location: Value Village in Chilliwack. Protagonist: Me, searching for a used 35mm camera. As I sifted through the used cameras, I spotted a promising Japanese made cam called a Minolta Hi-Matic AF2. I also saw that it had film in it… or what I thought was film. This is where Lesson 1 comes in. If the camera says it has film left for God’s sake please pop open the back to make sure, even if it will expose what is there. Take that risk and you will save yourself embarrassment later when it turns out the camera was empty all along. SO MANY GOOD PICTURES GONE!
Lesson 2: After loading the camera with a fresh roll, I took a couple dozen awesome pictures of the people I love, the things I collect, and of the places I venture. After struggling just trying to pop the back, this afternoon I dropped off the film for development at Wal-Mart. After waiting in my car for an hour, I went inside expecting to receive a bounty of beautifully shot 4x6s. No. What I did receive was a funny look from the photo associate for dropping off blank film. BLANK FILM. AGAIN, SO MANY GOOD PICTURES GONE!
BLANK! PS. Like my Valentine’s Nails? Done with Daiso Japanese Dollar Store Red Nail Varnish
Now, after scouring the internet for a solution and after scolding myself for making such elementary mistakes, I reloaded a fresh roll into the devil of a camera and am ready to let the memory live again. LIVE, I SAY, LIVE!