• Bill Weckel

Early Film Photography

A few photos from my initial foray into film photography with an SLR. With the relatively high cost-per-image and the extremely long feedback loop between taking the shot and seeing the results, I had a difficult time staying interested.

I owned a Yashica FX-3 SLR that I purchased new from the Navy Exchange in Norfolk, Virginia. I also had a used Canon AE-1. I remember the Yashica having a better light meter than the Canon but beyond that, the two bodies were comparable in quality and features.

Most of these are low-resolution scans of the original prints. If only I could re-shoot some of these with modern equipment.

I ultimately sold my SLR's on eBay and bought a Fuji fixed-lens "SLR-like" digital camera. The Fuji, an S2000, was really the camera responsible for pushing me into serious amateur photography and, ultimately, professional photography.

Anyway... Nothing groundbreaking to see here. This post is for Me; Looking at these old photos massages the memory and it's helpful to have a frame of reference and a starting point to evaluate my progress (and often lack of) as a photographer.

The Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

Monument to General Hancock in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Western Auto headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri

Silverback Gorilla at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio

Joggers taking a break in Kansas City, Missouri

Swimmer - Canton, Ohio.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt at Akron Municipal Airport in Akron, Ohio

The Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Yashica FX-3 Super product image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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