talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

canon ae-1 program

Published 20 Dec 2014 – Updated 26 Jan 2017

35mm film SLR

This is a Canon AE-1 Program film SLR that I owned for a short time. It worked great in bright light, but either the spring or the light sensor wasn't calibrated right, so taking photos in darker places always gave photos too underexposed to be useful. But other than that, it worked and I used it. I just wasn't hipster enough to continue.

Here are some of my favorite photos I've taken with this camera:

Santa Clara, November 2012, Kodak Gold 200 Nunnery, November 2012, Portra 400 Antiques, November 2012, Portra 400 Santa Clara University, November 2012, Portra 400 Barstow, November 2012, Portra 400 I-15, November 2012, Portra 400 Book Club, January 2013, Fuji Pro 400

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".