I went to my first car boot sale on Sunday solely to take a few pictures and see if I could get my hands on a working film camera. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone selling film cameras but as you can see below, I took quite a lot of photos.
It's all practice. I've paid very little attention to my kit lens ever since I started shooting manual - with my 50mm - mainly because of the fact that I almost always have to change the settings every time I zoom in or out. I usually get frustrated and switch to Auto mode.  I doubt my 50mm lens would have done a good job in this situation as it's equivalent to 75mm on my camera's cropped sensor. The event was held in a tight indoor space. So I decided to challenge myself, I hopped out of bed and took only my 18-55mm lens to the National Waterfront Museum which was where the sale held and I didn't switch to Auto mode once.
This post also includes a few photos taken with an iPhone 5s. 

The event started at 10:00am but I got there a bit after 11:30am. I realised when I'd walked far away from home that I'd left my 32GB memory card behind. Lucky for me, my 4GB memory card was in my camera bag. I changed my camera's photo format to make sure that I didn't run out of space and then I was set.


Right outside the museum, was a street market. I knew about the Saturday market - 9:00am-1:00pm, every last Saturday of the month at Gwydr Square - close to my place in Uplands but the market in the Marina area was new to me.



1.) The Philly Cheese Steak Co's Jalapeno & Blue Cheese Philly Sandwich.

In an alternate world, I'm vegan. This sandwich was totally worth the £5 price tag. Jalapenos are bae.

2.) Feelgood Foodies Salted Caramel Brownie.

This was a gluten, wheat and dairy-free brownie. Slightly gooey in the middle, it was the perfect sweet treat. I need to find a recipe and recreate it.



I only bought the skirt and scarf from the sale. They cost £5 and £4.50 respectively. I could have haggled - for my Nigerians, "priced" - but I couldn't be bothered.
With the exception of a few coats, the novel and Polaroid camera are thrift-store finds that I've acquired over the past two months. The camera seems to be in working condition but film for this particular model is out of production. Shame.

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I'll have an outfit post up soon. Watch out! x
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