I thought it was color film.
There’s something truly magical about film photography. Sometimes you load a roll of film and slowly take photographs. For me, this time, it was over a period of 5 months. I took portraits of Matt and must have brought the camera with me to Illinois where I captured that gorgeous shot of my sister (bottom). I finished out the roll this past weekend and snapped that photo of Desh and our new aloe/ jade plants.
What’s even more interesting is that the entire time I thought I was shooting color film. I imagined what it would look like to capture the red coat that my sister was wearing (see, you didn’t know that) or the green/orange contrast between the plants and their pots. Obviously all of that is lost and I am actually still happy with how those photographs turned out.
If you love photography (you don’t have to be a pro), I would highly encourage you to shoot film. If you’re in the Columbus area, stop by World of Used Photography in Grandview. You can snag a film SLR with a lens for under $40. The experience is priceless. I promise. Oh and speaking of film. I STILL have yet to finish and develop the roll from my Sardina. I got it early August so I’m sure it will be fun to see the results.
If you’re interested in booking a film portrait session with me, feel free to contact me and we can discuss!
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These are lovely, Allie! I saw your portrait photos of Matt last night and they look awesome. :) Your B&W roll came out wonderfully!
I really need to stop by WoUP soon to figure out my film camera issues.
That’s funny. They turned out well.
Sometimes I will find film at a thrift store and buy it to use. It is so exciting because you never know what it will turn out like!
The portrait of your sister is GORGEOUS. I feel like her expression and emotion would have been lost a bit in color. What a fun surprise for you!
Allie, this is so beautiful. The light is just perfect. I love shooting with film, especially black and white. For me it is so forgiving yet dramatic.
These photos are great – you inspire me to pick up a film camera and play around with it. I’m learning my way around with a dslr but I agree, there is something almost nostalgic about a roll of film.
And omgsh, you and your sister could be twins!
These are so beautiful!! I’ve really been craving film photography again, I just need to grab a camera…he he. Black and whites are my favorite!
These are fantastic. Do you develop and print them yourself? I’ve done a lot of that while in school, but it’s such a long process I haven’t done it in a few years and kind of forget most of it.