Adventures in Black and White Film

Black and White

Recently I have gotten quite a bit of film developed that was taken in black and white with my Holga and Canon SLR AE-1 Program. It just so happens that black and white builds up on me because it’s more expensive to develop than regular color negative film. Both of these sets of film are from last year in 2014 and were taken in the Boston area and during my cross country trip across the United States.

The majority of these were taken on bright sunny days without the use of a flash. It’s 400 speed film which I think added to the amount of grain that some of the photos had.

These were taken during Earth Day where the Neon Trees had a free concert at the half shell near the Charles River.



I love the look of certain buildings and structures in black and white as I believe it gives them more dimension and visibility. All of the above photos were taken with the Canon Camera.

This second set of photos were taken with a Lomography Holga camera and are much less sharp, but are came out pretty good for the vast landscape that I tried to capture.

Holga Mt. Rushmore

The drive through the Midwest was amazing and my little Holga tried its best to capture Mt. Rushmore and The Badlands.

Hope you enjoyed my black and white photos this week, more to come on some new (old) 35mm cameras and tutorials.


  1. Olen Daelhousen July 25, 2015

    Developing B&W doesn’t require a dark room or a lot of space. I use a changing bag to load the reels and develop mine in my small kitchen. It would cost about $100 to get all the gear you need brand new.

    • Adriana July 26, 2015

      Ooo that sounds interesting. I might look into that.

  2. behindthereddoor June 25, 2015

    These are so beautiful! As expensive as developing film is, it’s nearly always worth it. There’s so much character in film photos.

    Erin //

    • Adriana June 25, 2015

      I know! I wish I had a bigger place so I could learn to develop my own film.


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