The Frugal Film project is the brainchild of Sherry from the Embrace the Grain Podcast and has caught on within the wider film photography community. The idea is to use cheap and cheerful films and cameras to make film photography more affordable. And I figured that I could jump onto this bandwagon as I’ve started to gain a fondness for those 1990s/2000s 35mm SLRs that were plentiful and affordable on the used market today! The idea is to shoot one roll per month for the calendar year. The previous month’s images will be posted on the first Friday of the next month, so January’s blog entry will be published in February.

2023
For my inaugural year, I’m going with the camera that got me into these late-model SLRs, the Minolta Maxxum 70 with the 28-100mm kit lens. The film of choice this year is Freestyle’s Arista EDU.Ultra 100.

January – My Hometown (Milton, Ontario)
February – Ancient Voices (Crawford Lake Conservation Area)
March – Pioneers (Westfield Heritage Village)
April – Falling Waters (Hilton Falls Conservation Area)
May –
June – Battlefield House (The Battle of Stoney Creek)
July – The Toronto Film Shooters (TFSM 10th Anniversary Event)
August – Riding the Rails (Halton Radial Railway Museum)
September –
October –
November –
December –