I’ve been seeing stuff here and there professing that today is “film day.”
I have been a photographer since before the advent of digital, when film was the only medium, so I have to chuckle just a little about this.
Back when I earned my degree in photography, film was all there was. 35mm, 2 1/4 square, 4×5 view camera format, and chromes…..or slides…or nothing now. Yes, digital was talked about, but it was one of those things that you thought….”I’ll believe it when I see it.”
My husband and I spent 17 years photographing weddings…..with film. We could not look at the back of the camera after each shot and say, “Oh, lets do that again…” Nope, it had to be right the first time. And, there is nothing like getting that roll of processed film back and seeing things that you actually forgot about during the crazy day of shooting a wedding! Gratifying doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I started my Cool Pets business shooting strictly black and white film. I swore, I would never go digital. Yet, now I struggle, not only to find the black and white film I love, but to get it processed in the traditional “dip and dunk” fashion. Since I started my Cool Pets business, I have seen several labs discontinue processing and printing black and white film.
Maybe I’m dating myself….showing my age. I don’t know…and frankly, I don’t care. Because, I know in my heart that I started at the beginning. I learned from the absolute best, and I cherish the days of film; not because they are something I “admire as a novelty,” but because they are something I lived through, LEARNED FROM, and I know, like the back of my hand.
Please visit my Cool Pets site. You’ll see only film images there.
But, for a peek….here are a few images of Charlie – such a cool guy – all in black and white film. My favorite…Fuji Neopan. :’(
It’s very exciting to have your work published in a magazine. It’s even more exciting to have your work published on the cover of the magazine! A while ago I did a session with Oak and and his “mom and dad.” Since that time, Oak has become quite famous in the world of Corsos! He’s gone to two Westminster shows, and has competed in and won in so many others. But, for me, the coolest thing about Oak, is that he is just the sweetest Corso – definitely an ambassador for the breed. Bred by two of my long time clients turned friends, Ron and Jen Hoser of Firehorse Cane Corsos, Oak is simply wonderful.
I’m proud to have my photograph adorning the cover of the latest issue of Modern Molosser Magazine!
St. Bernards are really cool dogs. Their presence is huge; partly because of their sheer size, and also because of their personalities. This is Midge. Midge is a big, soft, silly, floppy bundle of energy. Her beautiful face gives you a glimpse of her sweet, endearing personality.
Happy Friday Face!