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Category: 35mm

Wales Revisited

I took my first trip to the United Kingdom in the summer of 1987. It was a ten-day guided bus tour of England and Scotland. Naturally, I brought along my 35mm SLR camera, along with plenty of film. I even packed my film in a special x-ray proof bag. I…

Digital vs Film Photography

I started out as a film photographer. My very first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 100 which used drop in film cartridges. I used Instamatics for years. Then I took a photography course in college. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera. I found a Nikkormat FT3,…

The Brazos River Series

I’ve taken another trip down memory lane. This time to the summer of 1979, when I spent a weekend visiting relatives who lived on the Brazos River, near Houston, Texas. They had a lovely home which backed up to the river, and I brought along my 35mm Nikkomat FT3. Unfortunately,…

Monument Valley

© 2021 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. Monument Valley, Arizona, with its unique massive buttes, is a photographer’s dream. It’s located on the Navajo nation in northeastern Arizona, near the four corners. John Ford made Monument Valley famous in the 1930s when he directed a number of western movies…

Vintage Wales

© 2020 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. I’m still working on my 35mm project and have restored more of my vintage photos. This small series is part of a bigger series I took in the United Kingdom back in 1987. I was on one of those guided bus tours…

Vintage Arizona State

© 1979 2020 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. I attended Arizona State University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ASU is a beautiful campus with impressive architecture and scenic landscaping. In 2011 I revisited the campus. Some areas looked exactly as they did when I was a student.…

Vintage European Crossroads

Restoring my old 35mm photos has been a fun trip down memory lane. This series, circa 1980, features the European Crossroads Shopping Center, located near Bachman Lake in Dallas, Texas. I was going to an art school at the time, and the school was one of the tenants.  Dallas gets…

Old School Photography

As I mentioned in my earlier post, The 35mm Project, I finally invested in a film scanner and have been creating digital files from my old negatives, including some of the old black and white negatives from my college photography course. For reasons that make no sense to me today,…

The 35mm Project

© 2019 by Gayle Martin.  All Rights Reserved. As some of you know, I’ve been doing photography for most of my life. At the risk of dating myself, I’ll admit to having used film cameras much longer than digital cameras. Like many “old school” photographers, I was skeptical of digital…