Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 9

Today, I went to Forest Haven with Katie and our friend, Erin.

We mainly went for an assignment Katie had to do for school, but I shot a roll of 120 while we were there.

I had been using my film camera to meter the whole time, but Katie had loaded 400 speed film into the camera so I was metering for 400 when the 120 I was shooting was 100 speed. I adjusted halfway through, which wasn't the smartest decision I've ever made, but the whole roll somehow turned out pretty good after a little push processing.

I have no idea what this is supposed to say. We thought it might be "THEY" but the Y looks like a W. I guess you can't expect much intelligence at a place like this.

Oh you know, just a squid hanging from the ceiling.

The church is by far my favorite building on the property, though we had the biggest scare here. We all could have sworn there was someone right outside the stained glass windows to the left of this frame watching us.

I dragged Katie and Erin down to the very last room of the main floor of the main building because there's usually a Bible sitting open on this desk. Instead, there was a wine glass full of solidified fake blood. Classy.

I'll likely be shooting another roll of film this week, so this will be Week 9 Part 1

This week's film:

  • 1 roll of Lomography 120 Earl Grey 100
  • Shot on a Mamiya C220F
  • Hand developed with Kodak HC-110, scanned with Epson Perfection V500

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Elliot and I met yesterday and hit it off, so we hung out again today and took photos.

We drove around all afternoon looking at big houses and blasting summer music; the temperature was in the mid-60s today which is unreal for February in Maryland.

He took me to a trail through the woods that runs along a stream. I shot two rolls as well as a bunch of digital stuff, which you can see on my Facebook fan page.

He had to get one smartass photo in haha

These rolls of film:
  • 1 roll of expired Agfa Vista 100
  • 1 roll of expired Kodak Color Plus 200
  • Both shot on a Canon EOS 630
  • Canon 50mm f/1.4
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
  • Canon 135mm f/2L
  • Hand-developed with Jobo C-41, scanned with Epson Perfection V500

Friday, February 17, 2012

Week 8

I have recently been trying to challenge myself to reach outside of my comfort zone with portraiture. As of right now, I'm still shooting the same kinds of portraits, but this week's triumph was actually shooting with a total and complete stranger.

Through some networking, I found Michael and invited him to take photos with me. I showed him my work and he agreed to shoot with me today. He goes to the same school as my friend, Brittany, of whom I have taken photos before, so we brought her along for the fun.

We explored a couple parts of their school's campus. The location was limiting and far from ideal, but it's a college town; there wasn't a whole lot to choose from, but I think we made the spots we shot at work pretty well.

Luckily, Michael turned out to be a really awesome guy and Brittany and I had a ton of fun hanging out with him and getting to know him and I definitely hope to shoot with him again someday. For having approached a total stranger, I think the entire day went really, really well.

This week's film:
  • 1 roll of expired Agfa Vista 100
  • Shot on a Canon EOS 630 with a Canon 50mm f/1.4
  • Hand-developed with Jobo C-41, scanned with Epson Perfection V500