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Film and Good Company: Amy


It's been a long time since I got to catch up with Amy. Probably not since way back in the high school days where I would look forward for one of her handmade cards every Christmas. 

Through the magic of Facebook and social media I know she has been very busy with school, work and more importantly, running her DIY blog and just being crafty in all respects. I am a big fan of all the DIY trinkets Amy is doing and she also wanted to know a bit more about photography, so what better way than to catch up over some coffee and have a little impromptu photo shoot.

I also just picked up some film to play around with ;)

Enjoy the photos!

Amy took this one and she says she 'doesn't know how to use a camera...'

Amy took this one and she says she 'doesn't know how to use a camera...'

It was a super sunny day. Making it a pleasure to just walk around on a cold winter day. But it also made the light very harsh and full of hard shadows.


LLF – 'Long Live Film'

I don't think I truly understood the concept of photography until I had the chance to shoot and develop my own film. It was a process of trial and error, I learned by taking notes on what worked and what didn't, what I did wrong and what I needed to do to fix that problem. 

As a process and a medium.
Film is the ultimate teacher. 

I use film whenever I feel like I really want to get back into what got me into photography in the first place. When I want to catch up with a friend, nothing is better than going out with a film camera. I focus on the person I am with and not fumbling over a digital screen checking to see if I got that shot right. Then later when you get your film back you can call that person back to look at the photos and be like 'Oh, I totally forgot about that shot!'.

Of course digital is the way of the world now but whenever I want to actually enjoy photography, I shoot film.
Digital has become synonymous to work and Film is like a vacation. 



Nikon FE w/ 50mm f1.2
35mm Kodak Portra 400 film

Check out Amy's Blog (She is crazy crafty!)