In which random photos of things get shown

Sunny stairs

These are the last photos of the Black and White Ilford roll that I had in my Olympus Trip. I tend to carry at least one camera with me, so at times I have random photos of things I spotted. These are the ‘things I see’ photos of that film roll. Most of them are taken at the train stations I frequent as a commuter.



Lady waiting


Moving train

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Olympus Trip

The promised results of my first Olympus Trip roll! I’m really happy with the photos and with how easy it is to use the Trip. I was looking around a thrift-shop in Utrecht because I just wanted to see what kind of old camera’s they had and for which prices. I was most interested in the Olympus Trip because it was a 35 mm and I could easily tell how it worked and what was what (aperture, focus, that sort of thing). I had not heard of this camera before, and I wanted to know if the pricetag was normal, so I got out my phone and googled it (I love living in the future). Turns out, the Olympus Trip is a much loved camera that wasn’t rare and therefore perfect for what I wanted. (I’m not a collector, I want to use my cameras.) The price seemed to fit with what they usually cost, and I even found some intructions on how to quickly test whether the light-meter was still working (it was) so I knew that it was okay before I bought it.

Shadow Cyclists


I love that the Olympus Trip has its own light-meter, it is the one thing that still causes trouble with me and my Diana (though less so now than in the beginning, and it’s not really a problem with my Holga either). And because it’s got a f2.8 lens a lot of light can get in. I can choose the aperture or let the camera do it automatically, and the shutterspeed is always decided by the camera. The focus is not automatic, I have to choose a setting (1m, 1.5m, 3m or 5m and further). Unlike my toy cameras there is no option for double exposure (once the shutterbutton is pressed it will refuse to go again unless the film winding wheel is turned) nor a b-setting for long shutterspeeds.


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Waiting for the train

I spend a lot of time at the trainstation because I commute between Utrecht and Amsterdam. A lot of my daily photos are therefore taken while I’m on a platform waiting for a train. And I’m not the only one waiting, so I try to capture my fellow travelers on film.



Angles Fur

I’ve been trying to shoot from the hip/not use the viewfinder, because people won’t notice me taking a photo of them as quickly and because the viewfinder isn’t always reliable in a toy camera like the Diana so I would like to become less depended on it. I still have to practice it more, and I think I’ll have better luck with 120mm film. Still, I quite like the crooked results.

Yellow Girl

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