Ashley, World Traveler

Finally! Some more of my own work. It’s been way too cold out for me to get motivated  to shoot but today I was lucky enough to have some friends welcome me into their nice warm studio space for the day. We played with antique cameras, tribal masks, the Earth, bird cages, feathers and Victorian furniture. Quite the spin around the world prop wise. Enjoy!

Globe

Globe

Bones and hair

Bones and hair

Ooga Booga

Ooga Booga

Light patterns

Light patterns

Mary, why have you got blue hair?!

Mary, why have you got blue hair?!

Hands

Hands

Look! An antique camera loaned to me by my friend Pat Bourque. It's a Wardflex twins lens reflex.

Look! An antique camera loaned to me by my friend Pat Bourque. It’s a Wardflex twins lens reflex.

Flex

Flex

Eye

Eye

Bo Peep

Bo Peep

bird courtesy of Rae Beth

bird courtesy of Rae Beth

These were shot with a Canon AE-1 and Kodak Portra 400 film in Baltimore, MD. One other thing I’d like to say is that I have been getting a handful of friends telling me that people praise my film work and my blog, many of whom I don’t know. That’s awesome! If you read my blog on the regular or view my work daily, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line or leave a comment, it doesn’t matter if we know each other personally. I’d like to hear everyone’s input whether it’s a praise or a critique. I’d also like to talk film with some new people, as well as continue dialog with regular commenters as well!

When I shoot film, I also snap a few shots of each look with my digital SLR as well just in case something happens to my film rolls. I am getting more confident shooting film but I am not quite ready to go full film just yet. This time when I picked up my digital to shoot a couple shots, it felt so foreign in my hands. I hated looking through the lens as opposed to my film camera and I really hated not having manual focus. I never thought I’d say this but I really hate autofocus.

Here’s a quick comparison of the ones I shot in digital, just to show you guys a first hand different between the two.

Digital version, retouched and filtered.

Digital version, retouched and filtered.

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Digital version, retouched and filtered.

Now, I know people are going to have their favorite between film and digital, I do like them both, but the digital ones I edited and worked on for at least 15 minutes a piece. The film ones I did nothing to and they are straight from the camera. I personally just feel that the films ones have more of a sense of time and that in the moment feeling that digital just cannot replicate. What do you think?

Thank you to Lauren Garczynski of Random Eye Candy photography and Pat Bourque for the location and Rae Beth for the beautiful feathered bird pieces! And of course to Ashley Carr for always being such a stunning model. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Ashley, World Traveler

  1. Love, love, love the film photos…… The lighting, sharpness, contrast….just awesome! ! The digital photos were great also….but….that was with your expertise at editing…. The film shots were awesome primarily because of the photographer! ! ! Great concepts and a gorgeous model to boot. ….. I love how your mind works!

    • Yay! Thanks 🙂 And that is a great way to put it. Digital photos, and I am speaking generally, are reflective of editing skills in this type of photography more so than photography skills, especially those skills with light. When I shoot film, I feel like I utilize more of my skill with a camera more than any other time.

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