Arizona and Utah On Film Holga and Olympus Point and Shoot

I went out to Utah and Arizona to visit Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and of course, the Grand Canyon. The square photos are all done with my Holga and 120 Portra 400 film while the rectangular photos are done with my Olympus Stylus Epic on 35 mm Portra 400 too.¬† The Holgas run about $29 and the Olympus stylus supposedly can be found in yard sales for a few bucks, but I’ve never seen one for that. It ran about $70 I think. The stylus is easily shirt pocketable¬† and great to have with you all the time. They were extremely popular back in the 80s and 90s for just that reason.

I think you can make a case for skipping digital and just shooting film especially for outdoors and sunny conditions.

 

 

Love the kind of distortion here
Love the kind of distortion here
Clouds make for better landscapes to me.
Clouds make for better landscapes to me.
Love the dynamic range from the shadows to the white clouds
Love the dynamic range from the shadows to the white clouds
Petroglyphs near Horseshoe Bend in the Colorado River
Petroglyphs near Horseshoe Bend in the Colorado River
Loved how this rock was on a stand.
Loved how this rock was on a stand.
Road cut near Page Arizona. I liked the contrast between the yellow sign, blue sky and red rocks
Road cut near Page Arizona. I liked the contrast between the yellow sign, blue sky and red rocks
Always shoot lone cows or trees! New Rule!
Always shoot lone cows or trees! New Rule!
Portrait Orientation
Portrait Orientation
Carhop and Cafe Hotel,  Hatch Utah
Hard to tell this from a full on digital camera
This road cut is about 25 miles or so out of Page Arizona. This photo is about the colors and shapes
This road cut is about 25 miles or so out of Page Arizona. This photo is about the colors and shapes
This is one of my favorite photos from the trip. Taken about 8000 above sea level in Bryce Canyon near one of the over looks
This is one of my favorite photos from the trip. Taken about 8000 above sea level in Bryce Canyon near one of the over looks
I had to do a photo of this colorful shed near Bryce Canyon Utah
I had to do a photo of this colorful shed near Bryce Canyon Utah
Sharpness is over rated anyways.
Sharpness is over rated anyways.