It’s April- time for more FILM awesomeness! I know it seems like it’s all I share these days, but I promise, things are picking up I’ve got two weddings under my belt this month, and easing back into family sessions, whew!
For April, our group of ladies decided on the theme of details, and while I’m not sure how everyone will interpret it, I went random… Just tidbits, and little details of normal life.
COFFEE! That one little detail that gets me through the day And, in cute cups!
(Ektar 100- I think, Nikon F100, 35mm)
Making your kid happy by taking a few seconds to buckle in her babies. One of those details you miss with older kids!
Mamiya 1000DTL, one part of my camera obsession.
My Target find plates After collecting a ton of household stuff after 13 years of military life, I tend to buy something small to decorate each new house.
This time (the last time since we’re in retirement now!), it was plates. And they were the first thing I hung up, even before the movers were done!
I think they pair well with my Etsy find rooster sign from the last kitchen.
(Left: Acros 100 in 35mm, Contax T2. Right: Expired Fuji 800NPZ in 35mm, F100)
(Ektar in 35mm)
And, lastly, one of the little details that I almost missed walking around mid-town STL with the hubby last month- he noticed it, but I was so focused on our destination that I nearly missed it!
(Expired Kodak Portra 400VC in 120mm, Fuji GA645zi)
Please follow the links around the circle to check out more ‘Details’. Next up, the fabulous Leslie Densford!
For the month of March, we decided to document our explorations on film! Some ladies traveled (and I cannot WAIT to see those images!), and I stayed closer to home. There was work, and school, and the joy of just chilling after all the upheaval of moving, so we didn’t go too far for our exploring.
We did, however, manage a day without kids! Hubby and I made the most of it by heading up to St. Louis for the day. We did a few errands, and then enjoyed our time. I (at 30 years old and having grown up in the area) had never been up into the Arch, so we decided to fix that! We were also able to catch Warhorse at the Fox Theater for my first live theater experience, and it was amazing!
(All images above were shot on Delta 100 on a Fuji GA645zi, self developed and scanned)
And, a few more shots from a roll just driving around the local area : )
(Fuji Acros 100, GA645zi)
And please, be sure to follow the links around the circle and check out the work of these fabulous ladies! Next up, Leslie Densford!
For January’s theme, our group went with ‘cold’. For some, this was easier than others, and for ME, it worked out perfect
We started out January in Alabama, wrapping up the end of a very long moving process. Not a lot of cold down there, and New Year’s Day was spent mostly outside with the kids, with the oldest on his new bike (yay, Christmas!), and the youngest figuring out the mechanics of pedaling!
And, then the day after we got up here, it snowed! Our oldest has experienced lots of the cold stuff while living in Germany, but the youngest had not. She got to make snow angels, and said over and over how excited she was!
(Portra 800 @ 1600. Needed a push, but had to use Walgreen’s for a quickie)
I did shoot a part of another roll just driving around the area too. I grew up here, but the kids have only been here on vacation. Lots of stuff to check out and introduce them too! No worries, it was still plenty cold
Next, scoot around the blog circle please, and check out the amazing work of Brandy Jaggers!
I’ve been tryng to shoot more film for personal work, as the best way to know what I’m doing is to actually DO it! I’d love to get to a point where I’m offering film shoots for clients, but I’ve got to get to where I know my film stocks and figure out a good workflow first Hence, personal work!
The following are 35mm shots where I tried out some local developing, and scanning the negatives myself here at home. I’m fairly satisfied with my first attempts on my own (previous attempts always had them scanned for me as well in case I royally messed up!).
The following are just a few playing around shots. The first is from my Holga, and the 2nd set are from a vintage Baldixette (1950s) that I managed to semi-break after one roll of film, and I haven’t been quite brave enough to try again yet.
We just got back from a really great three week long visit with family, and I indulged myself with personal photos. And, I want to share some shots from our trip, but so not to overwhelm, I’m going to break it up into a few blog posts
We got an invite to a Cardinal’s game during the 2nd week of our visit. Hubby and I hadn’t been to one in years (I’d only been to one back in high school), and our oldest hadn’t been to one ever.
It was a blast! The kiddo enjoyed it, hubby and I enjoyed it, and I am soooo glad I took my camera to capture the memories!
Technical note: I shot the game on Kodak Portra 800 (35mm) - loved that one film covered the daylight and night scenes both amazingly well!
*I’ve since scanned in a few of these negatives on my own, and realize how green these are! Boo for quickie drug store scans! I’m going to toss a bit of geekery in here now. The left image was the same negative, scanned by me on the Epson V500 using the standard software. Right image was from a local Walgreen’s. I’ve still got to practice with my scanner, but I mostly prefer my results!
Just a little personal share If you’ve read back any, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve started dabbling in film a little bit. This is some more of my experimentation with various film stocks, and getting to know how best to use it!
I absolutely love these next images- not because of their technical awesomeness, but because of what I shot them on! These were from a test roll through my 1948 Ansco Shur Shot, basic box camera that I bought for $4.99 on an eBay whim… There’s not much that seems cooler than shooting film through something that has seen so much- I mean, there’s no telling what images have been taken on this camera over the years!
The following are just snaps from the backyard, playing with my youngest. These are all from a film SLR, which is much more like what I’m used to with my digital camera.