My First Black & White Film

Last week I shot my first roll of black and white film. I love film! It was a challenge shooting black and white but so interesting at the same time. I can't wait to shoot more AND develop my own film! Here are some of my better shots from the roll of 36.


Working the subject...100 creative ways

In our Creative Imaging class last week we were told to pick 3 random items, that were not familiar to us, with no explanation why. I chose a old wooden chair, a shark toy and a cowboy hat.

This past Monday we were told to set up a still life scene using the three objects, which could be moved, without changing the location and shoot 100 photos different, without deleting any, by the end of the day. It was a challenge.

First off it was raining outside, so i decided to take down all the drapes in my living room for light and move all the furniture to one side of the room to give me space to shoot. I quickly realized the light was not strong enough and my living room wasn't big enough to shoot with my 50mm 1.8. My 1.8 makes everything closer then it really is and trying to fit a chair in the frame with negative space wasn't really happening. So I stepped outside to check out the rain situation, since it seemed to be my only other option, and thankfully the rain seemed to have stopped.. for now. I quickly grabbed my three items and got down to business. It was challenging but didn't take me to long to shoot the 100 shots, especially with the rain about to start up again. I did take a few bad ones by fluke but got a handful of good ones.

I think this project was a good experience to help us learn to shoot anything, any where, any weather, in any time, no matter what. It also helped me experiment and try different angles that I might have never thought of if I wasn't given this project.


DT 2.1 Lines

For this project we had to take 30 to 50 images with the theme "Lines". I really enjoyed this project, finding creative ever day items with lines was simple and challenging all at the same time.

I started the day that we got the assignment and decided to walk home and take pictures the whole way. It was hot and tiring with my large back pack in plus 30 weather, but I was exposed to so many inner city sights that incorporated the theme. I then brought the theme with me to the cabin and shot anything I could find that had lines. I like how my album has such different locations from urban city to a cabin deep in the woods. I especially liked taking photos of my friend Mel on the train tracks. It was the train tracks at the town Wade, which was about a 15 minute canoe ride and 15 minute hike up a trail from the cabin. I really like taking photos of people, especially ones that like to have some fun and try different things when I shoot them. Mel was awesome and would try anything I suggested and had lots of her own ideas. (Thanks Mel!)

I'm pretty happy with the overall turn out of my project. I can't wait to find out what's in store for us next!


First post assignment

My favorite genre of photography is film. Film is Kick ass! I haven't done much of film but it really interests me. That brings me into the next question of what do you hope to learn in school this year, which is more about film. My best photography-related memory is my camera when I was a child that was from McDonalds that was a hot pink, skinny and long plastic camera. My brother had a lime green one. :)

The Begining

.. of my blog.