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California Life on Film by Najee Oliver

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Today, we’re featuring an awesome look at California life from film photographer Najee Oliver. Shot in gorgeous 67 format, these images will have you longing for some good family time in the California sunshine. Here are a few words from Najee about his images and introduction to shooting film:

I’m originally from California and find myself going back more often just so I can capture these memories. When I’m older and a lot has changed, we can always look back on these memories. I shoot mostly medium format at the moment and getting into to medium format was by accident. I had a 35mm camera and looked on Amazon for film. Everyone recommended Kodak Portra 400 (although I shoot with Fuji Pro 400h now). So I typed in Kodak Portra 400, picked the first one on the list, and ordered the film pack. Getting the package, I opened it with excitement and tried to put the roll in the 35mm camera. To my surprise, it did not fit, and this was my first introduction into 120 film. From there, I asked and looked around for a medium format camera and landed on the Pentax  67.

Analog cameras and films used: Pentax 67 (Find at KEH Camera) | Fujifilm Pro 400h (Find on Amazon)

Connect with Najee: Instagram

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California Life on Film by Najee Oliver on Shoot It With Film

California Life on Film by Najee Oliver on Shoot It With Film

California Life on Film by Najee Oliver on Shoot It With Film

California Life on Film by Najee Oliver on Shoot It With Film

California Life on Film by Najee Oliver on Shoot It With Film

California Life on Film by Najee Oliver on Shoot It With Film

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