Paris on Film: Color Kodak 400

I tried out a new (vintage) camera, a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm lens I got for Christmas. It was a camera I'd easily sacrifice 10 cameras on my shelf for,  and I finally had a chance to use it. Scott bought it off Ebay, and I should know better to get the camera cleaned and looked at before I use it. Especially for taking it on a big trip! I was too excited for it, I didn't bother. I'm not used to the settings and didn't familiarize myself before I used it- big mistake. I still had fun with it and these are the results.

Half of the film was ruined and looks like this when I didn't rewind the film properly (never ever experiment with a new camera in sunlight, I know better and still kicking myself for it).

I'm really loyal when it comes to companies and services, so for me to try out a new film service made me nervous. I've been using my usual service for almost 8 years. I tried Old School Photo Lab and I'm so glad I did. It was quick, and even if it was a bit more than my usual lab, I loved the results and one thing that is important to me the other company didn't have- communication. I was sent an email when I had a question, they are friendly on Twitter, and when I had an issue they were quick to politely respond. That with great film developing is a company I'll be going back to and happy to support.