Saturday, August 15, 2015

Project {24} Summer 1

Not sure what Project {24} is?  Catch up by reading here.  This is the first time I set out to do this sort of project in film or digital, so it was a bit more of a challenge than I anticipated.  
I broke one of my guidelines within the first two photos I shot - completely unintentionalPROMISE!  After shooting the first tiger lily, the sun came out and I shot the second exposure with a little different composition, adding in the buds as well as capturing the sunlight on the flower.  

Moving forward I stuck pretty well to my one photo per subject guideline :)  Truth be told, I kind of like both the shots.  The first has a painting feel to the background and I am very happy with the second and how the bloom is captured bathed in sunlight.  This also goes to show that sometimes guidelines and photography rules can (and should be) be broken :)


ISO 100 ~ Film
© Corrie M. Avila

ISO 100 ~ Film
© Corrie M. Avila

ISO 100 ~ Film
© Corrie M. Avila

ISO 100 ~ Film
© Corrie M. Avila

ISO 100 ~ Film
© Corrie M. Avila

ISO 100 ~ Film
© Corrie M. Avila

Capturing the Moment,

Corrie <3

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Project {24} Begins

The idea behind Project {24} was born with my love for film photography and my desire to do more of it.  If you missed it, check out the post about Project {24}.

Here is a recap on my "guidelines:"

  • Only taking one photo per composition
  • Creating a theme for that roll
  • Taking the time to make sure that photo is the one I want to take
  • Once the roll is complete, I will publish all 24 shots on the blog (even if there are ones I don't like or that don't pass my critical eye).  Scouts honor, you will see all 24 on here.

My first project theme is "Summer."  It was initially more difficult than I anticipated because not only did I want my photo to be individual, I also wanted to tell a story with the series.  It ended up morphing into more of a travel log of what we did this summer, which I am very happy about.  I will be releasing the photos in 4 groups of 6.


In the past, I always developed my film at walmart, costco, cvs ect, (I know, a disgrace to all film photographers everywhere).  I figured it was time to send my film to a real developing company.  After some research, I decided to use The DarkRoom, who is based out of California.  I requested a postage paid envelope and order form for your rolls from their website.  Price is decent, especially given that film has become more of a novelty.  You also have the ability to pre-pay online and then just ship your receipt along with your film.  Once film was developed, I got an email with a link to my photos to share/print online if I wanted.  A few days later I received my negatives along with a CD of my images.  I decided to wait to order prints for the time being.  One day I would like to dabble in developing film on my own, but for now, that will have to wait.


So film has been developed and I have the photos in hand.  Project {24} begins!

Capturing the Moment <3

Corrie