2019 has been a year of learning.
Learning how to travel solo, (re)learning Spanish, learning how to push boundaries, and learning what I really want out of this brief time on our beautiful planet. It’s also apparently the year I learn about film photography.
As of two days ago, I am the proud new owner of an Olympus OM10 SLR film camera. I don’t really know the first thing about how to use it, but with a long, cold midwest winter on the horizon, I wanted a new hobby to keep me busy. I also am in the early stages of planning another trip (more on that later) and thought it would be a cool opportunity to up my travel photography game.
I was inspired by my friend Hayley Nedland, a super cool girl from Vancouver I met in Hanoi this spring. She’s equal parts stunning, effortlessly cool, and super freakin’ nice, and she’s also a professional photographer and content creator (learn more about this lil mama here). A few months after we went our separate ways in Vietnam, she emailed me some of the film shots she had taken during our time together and I fell in love.
Wish me luck! If you know of any great blogs or photography sites, or have any beginner tips of your own, please leave them in the comments 😉