Posts Tagged ‘Pavan Park’

Charlene & Mark | Lethbridge Couples Photos

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

The wind almost ruined our session. ALMOST. I mean, it was pretty gross that day. Luckily Charlene and Mark trusted me to find them a wind free spot for their anniversary photos and it was gorgeous down there! They were so absolutely cute together and so much fun to work with! I’m so thankful they tolerated me having them climb through all sorts of bushes :)

Right at the end the clouds cleared and we got an amazing sunset. I manically posed them in the 10 minutes we had before the sun was gone, falling in all kinds of gopher holes. Worth every moment of it! :) (more…)

Jaime | Lethbridge Portrait Photography

Friday, December 21st, 2012

What a smokin’ hot mama! Jaime got together with me to take some gorgeous pictures of her as a 13th wedding anniversary gift for her husband. Even though the heat outside was intense, Jaime quickly got over her nerves and was a natural in front of the camera.

After 13 years and several children, she’s sure not showing her age! Some women walking by asked if we were taking grad photos :) (more…)

A frosty day in Lethbridge

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Lethbridge landscape photo with frost

While the snow has been sporadic so far, one thing that’s more frequent is the ice fog we’ve been getting that’s been coating Southern Alberta in gorgeous, sparkling frost. The frost has been so heavy that Lethbridge is still often white by the afternoon! With a few traces of autumn still left behind and no snow to cover the grass, it made for some beautiful photos. (more…)

Brenda and the kids | Lethbridge Family Photos

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Brenda’s children decided that they were long overdue to update the family photos (seeing as how it had been around 10 years since the last ones), so they treated her to a session with everyone! With a new grandson and one daughter about to move across the country, it was the perfect time to get everyone together. They were so full of energy and fun to photograph! (more…)

Kyle & Arieke | A Lethbridge Wedding

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I met Arieke a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid for her friend Gerda, and I was so happy to hear that she was engaged herself! Her and Kyle planned a gorgeous wedding and made sure we had lots of time for photos with them and their friends. Jan and I had so much fun with them all day and it went by so quickly! I was warned that Kyle doesn’t like having his picture taken, but I don’t believe them after how happy he always was around Arieke :) Those smiles took no coaxing at all!

Later I was so happy to be able to steal them away from their reception for a while for some beautiful portraits at dusk :)

Ceremony: Netherlands Reformed Church
Limo: California Dream Limo
Flowers: The Blooming Willow
Reception: Gem of the West

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Beth on Film | Personal Project

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but before digital I shot with film! I learned photography with my film camera and it wasn’t until I was nearly finished university that I saved up enough money for a DSLR. Even then, I loved the tangibility of film and being able to see my b&w images develop before my eyes, as well as the rich quality of the photographs.

Over the past few years, my remaining canisters of film have been taking up room in my fridge and old camera bag, expiring more and more with each passing day. However, I am finally going to be making an effort to use this film!

Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten lazy with digital cameras. In a photo session I can fire off hundreds of photos, chimp, and get the framing right after looking at the first result. There’s very little need to get the photograph perfect on the first shot… and that’s just not acceptable!

Doing this project sets these limitations:

  • I can only use one roll of film for each one.
  • I can only do light digital enhancements on the photographs after scanning them.
  • I have to really pay attention to the light meter, or remember from experience how to ignore the light meter.
  • Every photo needs to be properly composed before I even half-press the shutter.

Beth was my first go at this, and it was not without issues.

  • My scanner sucks!
  • I chimped (looked at the “display screen” on the back) after EVERY PHOTO. All I saw was an exposure reading. ;)
  • It was disappointing to find out later that a few images hadn’t turned out – but that just means I need to concentrate more next time!
  • I’m probably getting a few quality issues from using my digital lenses on a film body, but since my original camera only had a kit lens, I’m willing to make this compromise. I need me those primes!
  • Expired Kodak consumer film looks nasty compared to the expensive b&w Ilford film I got used to in university :)

If I’ve learned anything, it’s that it’s hard getting back into film, but I’m going to keep trying ;) (more…)