20.10.08

I've made a discovery...

I love photography.... shocker huh...

There are some things that I however, do not love.... such as the politics of "networking" and getting ahead and other business owner jargon that I have NO interest in. I left corporate America to get away from all this, lately I've been working on a lot of projects and as my close buddies know I'm kinda pulling away from anything and everything main stream....

This Sunday morning I brought Shelly (UNF, BFA, Photography major and close pal) to my grandmother's house. (Same place I shot Jenny's trash the dress) and I followed her around as she used her medium format DLR to do some shots for one of her film classes.

Since I started taking photos I've wanted to learn more about film I have very very limited experience in film photography, I had a little film camera way back in the day when my interest in photography was peeked, but it was just a little Kodak 35mm.

Shortly after I met Shelly and Tara they made me want to learn more, Wes got me a Holga for my birthday and until lastnight it has been in it's box! Well after Sunday with Shelly I decided it was time to get some film for the Holga and start shooting.

More interesting (at least to me) last November my friend (who's also an art teacher) Rachel gave me an old Minolta Autocord in exhance for snapping a few shots at her wedding. Shelly gave me a roll of black and white film and for almost a year now I've thought the camera was broken... well yesterday I whipped out the maual I had printed from the internet, did a little reading and figured out that I'm just an idget and nothing is wrong with the camera... SO today I went in the back yard and shot my first 12 images onto some 120 film... I can't wait to get them developed... I want to either have Shelly do it or watch her do it if she can sneak me into the lab!

I'm really excited!!! I should get my film in the mail next week or so and I've already told Shelly that we'll have to make a day of making art... I have 10 rolls on the way 5 color 5 black and white... I also customized my Holga today!!! LOL

Dragonfly stuff to match my computer!!!!


And my Autocord.... PS (will work for old cameras and cake!)


sorry for the horrible quality of the photos... this was a very spur of the moment blog... :D

3 Comments:

Tara, NFC Photography and Makeup Design said...

I miss my hot pink pinstriped Holga!! We need to get together and do this soon too... I need to try out the Mamiya!

BH said...

Tara used to have a Holga. Ask her about it. It suffered the same fate as a cell phone. ;)
I think there is some value to learning the history of photography (film). It gives you a greater appreciation for what you have now. Instant gratification. :)
Tara also has a little more of this background in her genes than she probably realizes. Her grandfather had an old Kodak with the bellows. (My mother still has it. ;)) He also developed the film himself and did many of the prints in my mother’s photo album. He even did a few of those Christmas postcards with palm trees in the background of the photos saying “wish you were here…Merry Christmas” by himself.

L. B. PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Hey how are you liking your new twin lens camera ...