Happy Mishaps on Film

My adventure into shooting film has just started, and I am loving every single minute of it.  The deliberateness, the thoughtfulness, the patience, the forgetting everything you shot and the feeling of getting your scans - like christmas morning!  

I'm currently waiting for 5 rolls of film to be developed and scanned from the pro lab.  But in the meantime, I picked up a little film point and shoot Yashica T4.  Not sure if it even worked I loaded it with some cheap film and had the local camera store develop it for $7.  They are not a pro lab but had a quick turn around time and I wanted to know if the camera even worked. 

Well the camera works! And it was FUN!  BUT, something is amiss with these photos - either the camera is bad, or the film was underdeveloped, or the film was expired and I didn't realize (I had a roll in my fridge from when I tried out my aunts old nikon 2 years ago)

So here are the results.  These are not award winning, and I'm ok with that.  I've been loving just letting go and not trying so hard to create masterpieces - just photographing for the fun of it.  It feels amazing.  And I do love these.  They have a sort of timeless feel to them.  Especially with the date stamp on them (didn't even realize the camera was set to that!)  Sharing on my blog because photography is fun and experimenting is fun!  I'm going to try another roll and send to a different lab to see how it does. 


monthly glimpes - september 2015

We started September with a little trip to Chicago where I photographed an awesome family and they let us stay in their amazing airbnb.  We had beach days, school days, soccer days, a birthday (which I didn't photograph and instead did very bad video), sunflower fields and apple picking.  We finally bought a vintage record player (which has been on our list for years) and it has been a blast.  My husband has an entire wall of vinyl in our basement but he's been having fun going to the record stores to build the kids their own collection.  The current favorites are Touch of Grey, Monster Mash, Thriller, Monkees Theme song, and Bert and Ernie.  

This whole year I felt like I have been in a funk.  With more bad days than good days.  But doing this monthly review post I've come to learn that its OK to have days/weeks where you are not making stunning images.  It's all part of the process.  And the point is to just keep on picking up that camera and taking pictures.  Experiment with light, shadows, angles, reflections, etc. Because you never know when your next awesome image will come. 

Please continue around the blog circle to see what Breanna Peterson's September looked like :)