Black and White

Yes, I know, there have been some crickets on this blog for a little bit…it stems from two things: 1) i’ve been really busy and 2) i’ve been taking more film photos than digital. I don’t really like to post without images (I feel like what I have to say frequently isn’t very interesting, but somehow you put pictures with it feels like more people would be willing to stop by), and since film development isn’t as instantaneous as film…well…the posts have been backed up.

Okay, enough of the excuses, etc., and onto the fun stuff–I’ve been taking a black and white film photography class! It’s a 5 week class, 4 hours one day a week through City College San Francisco. It’s mainly about the darkroom, which has been really fun and exciting.
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We developed film two weeks ago and printed some last week. Next week we get to develop/print more, so I’m really looking forward to that. It’s been so much fun being back in the studio atmosphere, which has reminded me how much I miss that aspect of school.

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I was pretty pleased with my first roll of film, and am really looking forward to taking more! I feel like the dark room is magic–you stick a blank piece of paper in some liquid and *shizzam* a photo appears. It’s very rewarding!

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I’m looking forward to my next few weeks in the photo lab, and I think this has inspired me to be more bold and take more classes.

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Film!

A few weeks ago, I asked my Uncle if I could borrow my Grandfather’s film camera that he had–he was kind enough to agree without hesitation! He sent it home from Nevada with my Grandma when she went to visit and it’s been in my possession since.

These are my first few images that I took–I have to say, I’m quite thrilled! I can see a new love affair forming here. It’s been a great learning experience, starting with reading the owner’s manual that came with the camera (it’s amazing the amount of information you can get from those). Now, I will say that many of my photos came out looking like poop, and you guys don’t get to see those, but you do get to see my favorites.

Without further ado…

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Erica @ 18 Weeks

This weekend, I had the opportunity to take photos of Erica for the next in her maternity series! We decided to stroll around the Mission, since she wanted to do some furniture browsing in the area anyway. Thankfully the sun came out, so it wasn’t frigid like the morning had been (sidenote: speaking of the morning, congrats to all the marathoners/half marathoners who ran on Sunday! I’m glad for their sake it was pretty chilly). Erica’s baby belly is still quite petite, but adorable!

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Thanks, Erica! Looking forward to the next shoot…

Saturday Fun

Saturday morning, Brandon and I met up with our friend Adam for some breakfast at Zazie, and then we made our way back home, stopping to take a few pictures along the way.

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After I got home, I soon headed back out to meet up with edyta and lindsay for some rooftop drinks and city wandering. It was a much needed low-key day out with the ladies! All in all, a pretty perfect day in San Francisco.