Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Let your heart skip like a pebble on water"

Happy Hump Day to all of you lovely readers,

As always, I hope this post finds you well. I have been spending that last few months experimenting with film, so I found  it only fair to share some of my favorite images from a trip I took this past week to a beautiful little town in Minnesota. All images are unedited (unless otherwise noted) and were taken either with Yoshi (a Yashica Fx-2) on a 50mm f/1.8 or with a Asahi Pentax K1000 on a 40mm f/2.8 (both cameras were using 400 speed Kodak film). My favorite part about shooting with these cameras is the fact that their light meters currently do not work, so shooting with them required me to truly test my knowledge and understanding of light and how to properly expose my film using manual controls, my past experiences, and gut instinct. I'm incredibly happy with how the images turned out, and can not believe how far they show I have come as a photographer. I doubt that I would have been able to properly expose this film at this time last year. Thank you all for supporting me and continuing to encourage me as I grow as a photographer. I appreciate you all so much, and I am so excited to see where this next year takes us all. :)

Photo was flipped in the center, but otherwise there was no editing done.

Editing: Words only

Edits: Words added over an unedited film image

This was shot on 800 speed film

Shot using 800 speed film

Hope you all finish your weeks with a smile :)

P.S. The quote that is the title of this post is from 16 hours magazine :)


  1. These are lovely! I've always wondered what it was like really working with film (meaning not just using a disposable camera and having Wal-Mart process them), and it's really neat when this medium is still used. It certainly requires skill (so does digital photography, and something innate as well that goes beyond learned skill, which you certainly have), but I really find film closer to the heart and soul of photography at times. It's cool to see this, even if it's just some dabbling :)

    1. Thank you so much Amy :)

      There really is a natural look and feel to film that is really difficult to get when you use a DSLR. A lot of the photos come out exactly as I would want them, while on DSLR I would probably have spent some time correcting the light balance and such in order to achieve a "filmy" look. :)

  2. Nothing beats the beauty and power of film! And woo, Kodak 400 pride! :) These are great.

    1. Thank you :) I sometimes shoot Fuji film as well, but I think I like the Kodak more when I'm using the Yashica. :)


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