Friday, November 30, 2012

The Beginning || Film Friday

This is the story of the beginning of my photographic journey. It all began with a Canon AE-1 and a million rolls of 35mm film. Six years and countless rolls. My beloved Canon took me everywhere: Denmark, North Carolina, Wisconsin. I began as a newbie and finished with adoration for the art.

At the age of 12, I ventured to Denmark and brought several rolls of film, not really knowing what to expect or to do with this "ancient" camera. Soon, I was comfortable with the foreign qualities and loving the click of the shutter.

This was my first experience with actually pursuing photography. I wouldn't have it any other way. Learning to love the struggle. Sometimes I would be so excited about a roll of film, thinking it would be absolutely brilliant...and my exposures were developed, I would be disappointed. It's the beauty of the mystery. With film, there isn't instant gratification. It's a game of patience and testing and learning. It's a thrilling game.

Beginning with film, I always had a sense of urgency to take a photograph, bring 4 backup rolls of film with "just in case". My days were centered around "what am I going to photograph today, when am I going to get this film developed, how is this film going to turn out?"I was learning and I hungered for photography.

I still hunger for photography. I still love this game. But now, I have instant gratification, I have more than one chance to capture, and more than 24 exposures to take. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm not really sure. I miss the urgency and the patience and the waiting game. But this is a new game and I love it just as much. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Week 48 || Project 52

This is week 48...meaning there are only 4 weeks left of the year, meaning there are only 4 weeks left of Project 52. I will hold my nostalgia until the final week of this project but it's kinda crazy that I only have 4 weeks left of this adventure. 

Week 48 held Thanksgiving : one of my very favorite holidays. Family, friends, feast, fellowship, thankfulness, love. November and December are my two favorite months because they hold so much joy and life. Thanksgiving was spent baking an apple pie, cooking some dishes and loving my family. The next day we woke up to snow covering the woods and our windshield's. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Week 47 || Project 52

Life has been nothing but busy lately...but also full of blessings. Just so thankful for everything, everyone in my life. Week 47 of 2012 I took a spontaneous trip into the city to spend some time with a dear friend of mine. It was definitely windy in the city but beautiful :: full of Christmas lights, fireworks and interesting people. Another wonderful adventure added to the books...

Week 48 will be coming to you tomorrow!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Double Exposures || Film Friday

Double exposure :: photographic technique that combines two different images into a single image

You could easily mimic this effect or technique in photoshop with your digital files but why not do the real thing with film? 

The image below is a double exposure created in Photoshop. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Aaron & Kelsey || Wedding

Back in August we had quite a blustery day here in the mid-west. Down pour and tornado-like skies did not put a damper on Aaron & Kelsey's love-filled day. It was an absolute honor to be involved in their day. Enjoy a brief overview of their gorgeous wedding!
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