1. Test Shots with the Canon FT QL

    This week I finally got around to getting the roll of film developed that I shot with the Canon FT QL I found a couple weeks ago. 

    Manufactured in the 1960’s in response to the Pentax Spotmatic, the FT was Canon’s most advance camera at the the time. It featured a built-in exposure meter with through-the-lens light measurement, a Canon FL 50mm f/1.8 lens, and shutter speeds ranging from 1 sec to 1/1000 sec (and B mode). Other features include a self timer and Quick Loading mechanism for quick changing of film. The Canon Booster was utilized for light measurement in low light conditions. It is now in my shop ready for purchase! 

    Got an obsession with analog photography? Visit The Bloggins Shop for vintage cameras, film, and accessories! 

  2. Recommended Reading
Happy weekend, y’all! Check out these reads that I enjoyed over the past couple days.
Is Summer Different Now? Summer as we know it is way different now than our parents remember it. Not better or worse, just different.
7 New Beers You Should Know  Cool Material has rounded up a list of 7 beers you should try next time you feel like indulging in your, uh, hobby.
The Printed Image A post for the appreciation of hard copies of photos and their significance they once held in our lives.
How To Layer Your Summer Dresses For Fall Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up your summer wardrobe just yet!
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    Recommended Reading

    Happy weekend, y’all! Check out these reads that I enjoyed over the past couple days.

    Is Summer Different Now? Summer as we know it is way different now than our parents remember it. Not better or worse, just different.

    7 New Beers You Should Know  Cool Material has rounded up a list of 7 beers you should try next time you feel like indulging in your, uh, hobby.

    The Printed Image A post for the appreciation of hard copies of photos and their significance they once held in our lives.

    How To Layer Your Summer Dresses For Fall Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up your summer wardrobe just yet!

  3. Happy World Photography Day!August 19 marks the day the first photographic process, Daguerreotype, was release from its patent for the public to use 175 years ago. So go out and snap some pictures to celebrate!
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    Happy World Photography Day!

    August 19 marks the day the first photographic process, Daguerreotype, was release from its patent for the public to use 175 years ago. So go out and snap some pictures to celebrate!

  4. I’ve been in a shooting slump…

    It’s been a while since I last went out shooting. After seeing these beautiful and inspiring lomographs, I think it’s high time I take my Diana and Holga out and go on an analog adventure. Who’s with me?

    Photo credits (left to right, top to bottom): blueskyandhardrock, fivedayforecast, pussylove, jazon, uncle_jay, candee2104, robertofiuza, and grazie

  5. INSPOS W5

    Hey there! Inspos is back to get your creative juices flowing! This week I’ve been inspired to relaunch the Bloggins Shop since it was closed for so long while I was on vacation. That’s all thanks to the inspiring interviews with the curators of the  Dime Store Emporium and Three Potato Four

    Recently, I took a trip to Urban Outfitters to window shop and I left feeling inspired to make some of the things they had in their shop, from the merchandise to the displays. A couple of the DIY inspirations can be found here and here. I have also been inspired to make a mid-century modern style table, like this one, thanks to A Beautiful Mess (which is never not inspirational!)

    Finally, the work of Kinsey of Sincerely, Kinsey has always inspired me to travel and capture it all on camera, especially these “HWY 1” photos. Great stuff.