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  • life. love. art.

    a boy met a girl. they fell in love. they got married. on 8~20. they loved film. and art. photos made them happy.

    eight20 photography is a combination of all their inspirations. below is a collection of their life. their love. their art. and they can't wait to capture yours.

a wonderful discovery….

i have been neglecting the blog so much this last month. sorry to any of our blog readers! i have 2 weddings and an engagement session to blog, lots of wonderful images are coming!

we had a garage sale this past weekend and while emptying boxes that we have had in storage for years i found the most amazing discovery. an olympus om-1 fully manual camera from the 70’s (which i have now been told more than once was the best camera olympus ever made). it belonged to my dad, and it’s in mint condition, and has 3 beautiful lenses to boot! i miss my dad so much, so not only will using this camera remind me of him, every single aspect of the camera has to be done manually, and i am so ready to take on the challenge of using it! i took a few photos at my engagement session yesterday and dropped off the roll of film as soon as i got home. i am very interested to see what comes from that! when i pick up the developed film, i will add a photo to this post…because really what is a post on a photographer’s blog with no pictures??

**update: i picked up my film, but i also found out today that the camera needed a little tlc. some of the parts weren’t working 100% right, so most of my pics went to a nice new home, the garbage. the focus and metering were off quite a bit, but i will have it back in about ten days all brand spanking new šŸ˜‰ . i am still adding 2 of the pics i took that i think have a very charming old school quality to them. they aren’t perfect, but i still love them!

03/01/2010 - 10:22 PM

Charlene - Great job you guys! It’s simple & modern. So great šŸ™‚

03/01/2010 - 10:22 PM

Charlene - LOVE the new site, it’s simple and modern. Great job!

02/20/2010 - 7:01 PM

Julie - My first SLR was an OM-1 that I bought in high school. Perfect camera to learn on. I loved mine. It got stolen in college. They are great cameras- compact, easy to use, everything you need and nothing extra. I guess finding batteries that work can be tricky, but you could always meter hand-held and be really old school.
Have fun with it!

02/16/2010 - 8:26 PM

Teresa - The pictures look great Nicky! too bad the rest of the pictures did not come out the way you wanted them too, Iā€™m sure they would have been great too!

02/15/2010 - 7:31 PM

michael d - so cool you found this cam! it will add a classic beauty to the charming eight20 aesthetic