Film Fridays | December | Film is Not Dead | Haleiwa | Day 1

Shoot a roll of film and share on the last friday of the month...its fridays! You can follow our entire group by clicking on the blog links in each post. I'm looking forward to learning from everyone's film adventures. Grab an old film camera and start shooting :). Don't forget to visit Hampshire Wedding  Photographer, Jenny Owen's blog next :). I have a lot to share with you my friends and I will share more of my adventure with you soon, but for now here are a few images from Day 1 of my Film is Not Dead workshop, hosted by Jonathan Canlas on the North Shore of Oahu...yes, as I sit here in my office wrapped in a blanket, I want to go back! And if you don't know what FIND is all about, go check out what Jonathan Canlas has to say about it here. Yes, his passion is infectious :).

Thank you to Jonathan and our real couples, Austin & Katie, Ashley & Marshall and Raelayn & Bryson!! You guys are all awesome, mahalo. And this is how Day 1 shooting took place (after a full day of lecture material)...we got split up into three groups and each person in the group had approx 5-8 minutes to direct & pose them. Yes, I was nervously shaking and not sure how I actually got some shots off :)!! Such a terrifying, but awesome exercise and experience! Remember, this is just Day 1 folks...and just the beginning to my film filled 2013.

A very special thank you to my husband for making this trip possible. There were times when I thought I wouldn't be able to make it, but I think he knew far better than me how much I needed this. From my awesome FIND family to Jon's inspiration and passion, I am one lucky girl to have been able to experience it all. These past couple of years have been filled with a lot of ups and downs, and I love you Mr. Johnson for seeing me through it. xoxo

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." -Aristotle Onassis

Contax 645, Kodak Portra 400 & 800, dev & scanned by RPL.