Friday, October 31, 2008

Footlight


This is my first print from my photography class! I'm sure it will all become pretty routine but developing that first roll of film, making my first contact sheet and the first print was all very exciting. Its so much slower and more laborious than taking digital photos or handing a film into a one-hour place to get them developed but somehow that makes each photo more valuable and I find myself thinking more carefully about each photo I'm taking. If I was using my digital camera I could take 36 photos in a few minutes but now that I know the cost in both time and money of shooting a roll of film I take my time over it and make it last. Its a completely different experience. But I guess some things never change and its no surprise that my shoes feature in my first ever print - a habit acquired from outfit posts!

12 comments:

Rowley_J said...

How good to see an example of your work!
That's a stylish shot (naturally) - the verticals & diagonals composition is a good formal arrangement.
Hope you keep enjoying your class & the whole process of photography with film.

The Clothes Horse said...

That is so excited. And it's a gorgeous print. I don't think my first turned out nearly as well.

Winnie said...

Oh wow, I love this, you should definitely be really pleased with it, it turned out so well!

indigo16 said...

Very acomplished for your first go. I do miss printing and developing and have made a mental note to do some more when Leyla is older.
I am glad you found a class as using film seems to be less and less popular and yet as you have found prining with silver gelatin gives your images so much more depth and resonance.
Have you seen the photos that Brad Pitt took of Angeline Jolie for W magazine? They are a good example of how good film and printing can make something very special.

mothersvea said...

Oh I really miss developing I could spend hour after hour in the lab. Your first photo look great!

lacouturiernyc said...

beautiful!

xoxo,
La C

Lynne said...

I love that photo - it's beautiful. You are obviously very talented.

Lynne said...

ps I'd love to post this photo on my blog - let me know if that's ok!

Wana said...

it is beautiful!! i envy u! ant wait to start photography!

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

really cool photo!

Pia Jane said...

this is fabulous! i great start, well done. i love it.

Mr. Norwood said...

This is fresh.... I like it alot actually...