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[Photo Story] A Penn State Winter On Film

There’s something uniquely nostalgic about shooting photos on film, and there’s something even more special about disposable cameras. You don’t get to adjust settings or fix things. Instead, you just point, shoot, and hope that it all works out.

Last week, I set out with a disposable camera to attempt to capture a Penn State winter on a roll of film with no color corrections or touch-ups. With 27 pictures to my name, I waited for a snowstorm to pass and started my adventure.

I started with some of campus’s most iconic spots, like the Nittany Lion Shrine and the library.

The day was pretty gray, so a lot of muted colors, including reds and yellows, turned out on film.

I headed for Old Main, capturing Penn State’s most iconic building in these two shots.

On day two, I stopped by Arboretum and the Creamery. The sunlight was hitting perfectly.

Next, I got a bird’s-eye view of campus from the top of the Eisenhower deck. How’s it look from up here?

I didn’t shoot inside many places, but this green shot from inside the HUB has a really charming feel to it.

I made my way down to Allen Street, where I tried to capture a glimpse into the feeling of downtown State College.

Next, I made my way back down Beaver Avenue, taking some shots along the street before heading to the Sports Complex.

After shooting some pictures of the home to Penn State’s most iconic stadium, I had four shots left that I had saved for a special occasion.

Shooting these pictures of Penn State’s men’s hockey’s game against Wisconsin was an awesome experience, and these two pictures are some of my favorites from the roll.

The team got a dominant 7-2 win over Wisconsin that rounded out this roll of film.

When shooting on film, especially on a “point-and-shoot” camera like this disposable, it’s important to remember that not every picture is going to be a winner. Still, you’ll end up with some awesome gems if you have some faith.

I’m happy with how these photos turned out, and hope I was able to capture a bit of the Penn State winter experience.

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Mikey DeAngelis

As well as being a contributor to Onward State, Mikey DeAngelis is also the creator of the Mad About Disney YouTube channel and an aspiring filmmaker. Mikey loves Philly sports, traveling and hiking in National Parks, and watching movies. To reach Mikey, feel free to reach out on Twitter (@mikey_deangelis) or by email ([email protected]).

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