Thursday, November 14, 2013

Is this my photo blog? No.

So what?  Who cares?  I'll get around to getting that thing up and running one day.  In the mean time, here is a cute CUTE family and a really sunny day!

 ^where did this come from?  It's a mystery!^

^this is NOT the edited photo... what?  I'm too tired to go and search for it... seriously though.  I'm leaving it ^

So like... Merry Christmas I guess.  Who is getting family photos from me over thanksgiving?  Cause if you aren't, you should!  However, I can't do anything about the lack of beach in Utah.  Sorry guys!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

this model kid

I hit up the local Walgreens today to develop another roll of film.  I also picked up some $7.00 Walgreens fleece lined leggings for those cold Southern California days.  Obviously Walgreens isn't the classiest of places to get my negs developed and scanned (or buy myself leggins), but half of the roll were photos that my little Elle Belle shot (teaching her my ways).  I wanted a one hour photo and didn't want to pay the price for higher quality when it's just riffraff.  Anyway, here are some cute/hilarious moments that I have had with Elle... in really horribly scanned images.

 ^^^  This is what you get when you let a father get his daughter ready for school.  I was CRACKING up at this ragamuffin.  She is also super into making these weird faces lately to be funny.  I just make them back at her.  I apologize everyday to her mother for making her weird!^^^^

 ^^^ another color film image that I turned b&w but the colors from the scan were horrendous and beyond repair.^^^
 ^^^ and this, well this is just hilarious as you can see.  I had to pull her out for a picture!^^

 ^^^ Sorry that this kid is a high fashion model already.  She is also an angel for pictures might I add.  She almost always does exactly what I tell her to.^^^

Now Elle is extremely into my 35 mm as well.  She loves to cock it and wind the film.  Awesome!  I love this little one!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It's ruined

Why do photographers feel the need to always announce when film is used in their process of creating photos?  Are we really that cool when we do it?  "A day in the life according to my film camera", "fourth of July, on film", "photos of my film strips, taken on black and white film", "film photos of my kids starring longingly out the window, going to the bathroom, AND picking their noses".  It's the throwback of all throwbacks.  Before you know it, VHS's are going to be cool again and we are going to start listening to the radio for hours on end to make a mixed tape for our BFF's.

But the reality of the situation is, Yes.  It's cool.  It's also more difficult and a slower process than digital.  It takes time, patience, and MONEY.  The most important thing above all is, it takes technical skill.  Which brings me to this....

I have none.  No technical skill that is... actually....

I bought a new old camera and is clearly didn't work.  Also I turned color film images into black and white.  So lame of me!  The good news is... some of our Disneyland trip SORT of turned out.  Because that's obviously SO important!

Just imagine what all those photos could have been.


Saturday, November 2, 2013