A roll of Portra 800 cost me roughly 20 AUD. With the Mamiya I get 10 shots per roll. Processing the film costs 9 dollars plus an additional 9 for push processing at one of the few labs in Melbourne that do it. In total that’s around $3.80 for every exposure. This doesn’t include scanning the negatives either. When shooting this way you become literally far more invested in every image you make. I think I’m a long ways off stepping up to large format photography. When I get the rest processed and put it all together I guess I’ll decide whether it’s all been worth it. Thanks for looking.
the interaction with these kids started out with them trying to scam me. i didn’t fall for it. a few questions and jokes later, i got them to pose for this photo.
i think they were happy someone was willing to chat with them instead of shunning them after their scam stunt. and i think this little interaction made my trip to myanmar that much more memorable. they’re just two kids making the best of what they had.