I am currently capturing an image a day this March. This time using my Pentax K1000, my first film camera. Look out for those images in early April.
The second installment of bits and pieces of my January 2018, captured on 35mm film. And once again, as I stated in Part 1 of this series, these images feel very intimate to me. The grain of the film definitely captures the mood, and maybe that's what makes me feel so vulnerable in sharing these. You can read more about this project here.
February currently underway. Looking forward to sharing those images in early March.
One of my personal projects this year to document my days on 35mm film.
I am quietly and thoughtfully capturing one moment of my day on film, and waiting until the end of the month to develop and scan. So far, I've found that taking only one photo is a challenge - I could easily take two, three, or four captures. And of course, waiting until the end of the month to see what I have captured is a treat.
Here is the first half of January, captured at different times of my day. Most were taken in and around our home, with the exception of a quick trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Also included are two photos of my youngest daughter who spends most of her days with me.
I am surprised at how incredibly intimate these images are for me. Each evokes a since of certain memory for me. I can't wait to see how this project evolves of the year.
I'll share the second half of January very soon.
It's been a while since I have posted any of my film images. I'm just now realizing how much I miss it. And truthfully, it is becoming to pretty expensive to buy and develop film.
Here are some recent captures, mostly taken in February and March of this year.
For this installment of Photo Life, I thought this would be a good exploration of digital vs film images. And for the record, this is not about which medium is a better - I enjoy shooting with both. And you are forewarned - this is a photo heavy post!
Let's take a look at the digital captures first.
No post processing with these digital images - I set the camera to overexpose by +1. They are crisp, clear, and capture the morning light beautifully.
And here are the film images, captured on Kodak Porta 400.
Once again, I didn't make any adjustments make to these film captures after scanning. These images were taken at the exact same time of day. They are more muted, grainy, and soulful.
Deciding which camera to use all depends on my mood and what I want my resulting images to portray, as you can see in these captures.
There is no right or wrong.
Capturing the feeling of the moment or shadows and light, almost always means I reach for film. Crisp and clear, and capturing a certain point of view means that I reach for my digital camera.
Always remember to have the resulting images in mind.
Do you have a preference?
And as always, please let me know if there is a topic or question you would like addressed in this series. Feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email.
I have been keeping my Nikon F100 on my table this past month, just to remind me to pick it up and capture some of the daily beauty around me. I find that if my cameras are stored away, I don't use them as often as I would like.
It is taken me a while to work through this roll of film, taking a few shots here and there. One of the things that I love most about film is that it forces you to wait, to savor those quiet moments you often overlook.
Over Thanksgiving break, we spent some time in my beloved New Orleans. So many good memories, and I love that my girls are now at an age to enjoy the many sights and sounds.
Here are a few film images that I captured during our visit.
During Thanksgiving week, we traveled to Louisiana to spend some time with my parents. I always love to go home, and this time of year is especially beautiful since my father's citrus trees are full of fruit and ready to be harvested.
Oranges and lemons for days, with more than enough to share with neighbors and friends.
It warms my heart that all three of my girls have now picked fruit from these trees.