We have an awesome feature today from film photographer Nicole Young with a point and shoot camera, some black and white film, and the gorgeous Venice, Italy. The simplicity of the point and shoot camera and one type of black and white film lets Venice shine in such a unique and beautiful way. Here is more from Nicole about her film journey:
Using point and shoot film cameras can be just as fun and magical as shooting some of the bigger film cameras (medium format, TLR, etc), and they are compact, have very little or no learning curve, and are price accessible. I was inspired to start creating images with a point and shoot camera after looking at the account @yo_pointandshoot on Instagram, especially Alpana Aras’s (@storyboxart) images with the Olympus XA3. I started to dapple with disposable cameras, and then I scored an Olympus XA2 on Etsy for a great price. With its small compact size, I thought the XA2 would make a great travel camera. I first tested out the camera while traveling in London and Iceland this past summer, but this little camera won my heart when I paired it with Kodak Tri-X and captured street scenes in Venice this past fall. The combo of it with Tri-X was perfect for capturing the magic of Venice on film.