Film Fridays | Ethan | Lincoln High | Stockton, CA High School Senior Photographer

Well...his senior year is here and can't you tell how excited he was to let mom get a few snaps?! His name is Ethan and yep, he has his dad's sarcastic sense of humor...which equates to a lot more gray hairs for me :). Ha!...Love him to death though and wouldn't trade him for anything. I tried out a little white seamless for this roll of film and ordered a new color for my next roll. I loved the comfort of sitting on my dining room floor in my pj's shooting these...I hightly recommend it...you'll love it :). I did shoot some b&w with my rollei, but my boys didn't let me get through the whole roll :(, maybe next time. Let's go see what Heidi Adams shot this month and then follow our entire film circle! Contax 645, Fuji 400h, Richard Photo Lab

Film Fridays | July Edition | Rolleiflex

I forgot all about these. These were shot before I sent my rollei in to be cla'd. Got my lil camera back and now can't wait to go play with it. Next stop on our film circle journey... Jessica Nelson of The Gaggle Photography! Hopefully, I'll have some new rollei shots to share for next month's edition. Rolleiflex 2.8f, Fuji 400h & Kodak Tri-X, Richard Photo Lab

 

...and my favorite that looks so pretty printed from Richard Photo Lab #printyourwork !

 

Film Fridays | May Edition | The Crame Family

Where has this month gone? The boys and I have been so busy these past few weeks that just thinking about it makes me dizzy! But here we are, last Friday of the month...you get to see what our talented group of ladies have been up to lately. My film share this month is a few frames of my sister and her beautiful family. She has girls...I have boys. Ummm....I think I got the easier deal! Ha! Love you my nieces xoxo! Contax 645, Fuji 400h, RPL.

Don't forget to follow our circle and visit Katiusca Guzman next! Happy Friday :).

Toree

Beautiful Miss Toree is turning 15 next month! Happy early bday to you Toree, enjoy your big day :)!

Film Fridays | January | Napa

Shoot a roll of film and share on the last friday of the month...its called...film 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 Orange County Photographer, Eileen Gomez' blog next :). So for all my film girls out there, I rented the 50 1.2 and had these developed & scanned by RPL, large scans on the Noritsu. They were a lot less grainy then my 35mm in the past, so I'm wondering if it's the lens or the large scans? Anyhoo...trying to see what lens I want to purchase next to use with my new 1V body, which I love btw :). What lens is your fave on your 35mm?

Canon 1V, Fuji 400h, Richard Photo Lab

Film is Not Dead | Haleiwa | Day 2

Film is Not Dead, Day 2 was all about families. (If you haven't read about my Day 1 experience yet, you can read more about it here.) We had sunshine, clouds and rain that day, but any day on the beach is a perfect day in my book!! Like Day 1, Jon split us up into three groups and then assigned us a family to practice what we learned that day. My group got to shoot the Seibel Family and each person had 3 minutes to pose them and shoot them...yes, you read that right...3 minutes...you thought I was shaking in my boots on day 1, well let's just say that I wasn't sweating because it was hot! LOL...I don't even remember what happened...but, I survived my 3 minutes, grabbed a shot from Jon's awesome setup and then tried to get a few shots of the other beautiful families as well. I have to admit that before attending FIND, shooting families made me a little anxious, but after Jonathan spelled out exactly how he goes about it and and then actually getting the opportunity to watch him do it, I have to say that I absolutely LOVE his casual approach to his family sessions! These are what I want my family photos to look like and I hope to check that off my to do list this year...I was holding my baby boy who is now 13 in my last family photo, yikes!!! As Jon stresses...photograph the people you love and do it NOW!! I'm hoping to get my sister's in front of the camera this year too...I'm sending this out there in the universe hoping that they hear :)!! Next blog post is all about my FIND family and some of their beautiful faces. Have a good week!! Thank you FIND family models!! The Seibel FamilyThe Greig FamilyThe Zulueta FamilyContax 645, Kodak Portra 800 & 4oo, dev & scanned by RPL

Bloom | Project 52 | Cheer

Week 52 Theme: Cheer. Although this image is not filled with what you would normally think cheer should suggest, I think that this time of year, reflection of our past year and the year to come fills me with tremendous cheer. Cheer for our past accomplishments and future goals. Therefore, I give you an image filled with cheerful reflection. I am sad this year's project is ending, but so grateful that I was able to be a part of it. Thank you ladies for filling my year with beautiful images! I feel great accomplishment, as I managed to not miss one single week! It was not easy, and sometimes my images were a stretch for the week's theme, but I made it! I've learned so much from each and every one of you!! Happy New Year to everyone...can't wait to see you all more on the forum! xoxo, Karyn Don't forget to see what Alison Crane is up to this week: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

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 called...film 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.

Film Fridays | November Edition + Project 52 | Silver

Okay, I know this is like cheating big time...but gonna be away from my computer for a while and wanted to make sure I got both my Film Friday and Project 52 posts up :)! 1. Shoot a roll of film and share on the last friday of the month...its called...film fridays! You can follow the entire group of us filmies 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 :).

As film shooters do you ever get crazy when trying to decide if you want to shoot color or bw film? Well, that's me ALL DAY LONG...I always want to shoot both and I'm not one of those who can see whether a shot would look awesome in black and white at that particular moment or not...not to mention trying to juggle 2 cameras at once. So I've been playing around with b&w conversions on some of my color scans lately and really like vsco film's hp5- preset. What do you girls do to convert some of your color images to b&w? All images fuji 400h color scans converted with vsco film's hp5- preset, Contax 645. Don't forget to visit Hampshire Wedding  Photographer, Jenny Owen's blog next :).

2. Week 48 Theme: Silver...Does b&w count?...sure it does...I think I'm doubly cheating now!! So for my Sunday Project 52 group, please follow Alison Crane's link next. Thank you girls for indulging in my madness! Have a wonderful week! Alison Crane's blog: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Bloom | Project 52 | Spooky

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 44 Theme: Spooky...we don't really do the Halloween thing at our house anymore since the boys are older now. So spooky for me was a lil tough. But two images that come to mind for this week's theme are these two below. The first one because my nieces look like lil tiny ants with their stoic expressions and the second because double exposures in general kinda take on that effect on their own (accidental film double exposure). And then I went all the way back to my 2010 archives to wish everyone a happy halloween with the third image!! Have a safe one everyone!!

Don't forget to visit Alison Crane's blog next: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Bloom | Project 52 | Complementary Colors

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! Week 39 Theme: Complementary Colors...two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Nature has the best way of showing how beautifully this works! Also a few images to illustrate how it can translate into our home decor. Oldie, but goodie film shots from our last trips to Apple Hill and Jamestown.

Don't forget to visit Alison Crane's blog next: Bay Area Photographer, Alison Crane.

Kaede on Let the Kids Dress Themselves

So honored and excited!!! to have a few images of my niece on the Let the Kids Dress Themselves blog today...I love how they feature real, "honest" photography...but I'm warning you, once you click on their site, you're gonna stay for awhile :). Have a good weekend!

bloom | project 52 | related

Sundays, The Bloom Forum, 16 talented ladies, 52 weeks, 52 themes, 16 different interpretations = one inspiring year! week 9 theme: related / adj 1. Being connected; associated. 2. Connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage.

I had to cheat this week and use an older pic...not sure if I would've been able to make it to a computer this weekend. But here are a few girlies that are related...my nieces sharing a very cousingly moment. I think I've seen a pic like this of me and my sisters :). Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Continue on over to Carrie Terrones, Las Vegas Photographer's post.

mamiya 645 pro, 80 f2.8, kodak tri-x 400, rpl dev & scan

Knights Ferry with The Richisons

My family and I (yes we packed up everybody!!) had the pleasure to spend a beautiful day with the Richisons a few weeks ago and we had so much fun. Having boys myself, spending time with the girls was a nice change of pace. The best part was that we had ice cream at a nearby diner after our session! If you want to get some fresh air and get away for the day, I highly recommend Knights Ferry. Thank you Paul, Katina, Caroline, Chloe & Claire for sharing your beautiful smiles with us!!