the hours

I had the honor of doing the project, The Hours, again this year.  It was a collective project in which a group of photographers, who met on Flickr, each posted a single image every month, taken during a particular hour of the day. We started in January  with 7am and then moved through the day…

5 on 5: July

I added a new film camera, a Canon AE-1,  to my collection in July.   I have forgotten how often I have shot with it already.  It is a great little camera.  Light and easy to take with me.  Here are my favorite five from July. Anytime I capture this handsome man it becomes a…

10 on 10: July

I bought a new film camera.  I know, I know… I need a new camera like I need a hole in the head. I bought a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm lens.  I wanted a small film camera that would be easier to carry around town.  I got my first test roll back and I…

Ilford XP2

I shot a roll of Ilford XP2 for a blog post over at the Viewfinders.  I am in love with this film! I plan on shooting much more of it.  I don’t shoot black and white very often. The film shop I take my film to be developed takes 24 hours for color and a…

10 on 10: April

For our 21st anniversary, my husband and I went to La Jolla, CA for the weekend. It was lovely to get away to such a beautiful city and do nothing.  Well, except shoot film. Both my husband and I love to shoot film and took seven different cameras between us! One camera I love on…

5 on 5: February

One reason I have loved this project is that it forces me to go back and look at my own work. I have noticed a theme. The months I shoot more, I have more fun looking over the month. I am thankful for this group of ladies and how they have encouraged me to just…

Coffee Shop Date, 10 on 10

One way I want to improve my photography this year is to be a better storyteller through my images. I know the only way I can do that is to practice.  Life has taught me that I am horrible at putting deadlines on myself.  I need to be part of a larger whole to keep me accountable….

push it

I am so new to shooting film and feel like I have a long list of things to learn.  One thing I really wanted to try was pushing film. Pushing film is when you “push” the ISO to a higher speed.  For this roll of Ilford 400 ISO, I pushed it to 800 ISO.  I…

comparing films: Kodak Ektar and Kodak Portra 400

With Fuji Reala no longer being made, I am trying to find a new favorite film. I thought it would be fun to shoot two different films at the same time. I loaded my Yashica LM with Kodak Portra 400 and my Hasselblad 500CM with Kodak Ektar and took a walk around a local botanical garden….

pink spring blooms

I love Fuji Reala.  The film captures reds and purples with perfect vibrancy.  I was so sad when I heard it was being discontinued.  I quickly bought more rolls, but I am coming to the end of my stock pile. I took several pictures of this lovely tree in bloom for my 10am post over…

5 on 5: february

To be honest, I never thought I would own a Hasselblad.  I have a fantastic medium format camera in Lucy, and the price of a Hasselblad is well out of my budget.  Then, in the beginning of February, some dear friends gifted me James.  He is a beautiful black Hasselblad 500CM.  I cried.  I don’t…

5 on 5 january

I can’t believe January is gone.  I hope all of 2014 doesn’t go this quickly.   Here are my five favorites from January.  Some work, and some play.  Some digital, and some film.   Mamiya m645 | 80mm She was the youngest of a multi-family shoot Andy and I did.  I fell in love with…