category: Film Photography
Thanks to Phil Anderson for the very nice article he wrote in the Topeka Capital Journal this past Sunday on our photography exhibit. http://cjonline.com/life/religion/2012-07-27/photo-exhibit-puts-focus-local-clergy
Come to our opening reception for our exhibit at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Cloister Gallery this coming Friday July 6th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Grace Cathedral is located at 8th & Polk Sts. The Cloister Gallery is located in the area between the Church and the Great Hall, you can’t miss it!
This is the first of, hopefully, many exhibits on various themes we will capture. We’ve been fortunate that by photographing hundreds of weddings to get to know a variety of ministers and the communities they represent in Topeka. Most of the ministers we’ve known for years; some we just wanted to get to know. Each ministry is unique and serves the Topeka community in it’s own way. Each minister was asked to prepare a response to three questions; 1. Bio 2. Their vision for the Topeka Christian community and 3. Anything they wanted to add in 50 words or less.
Included in the exhibit are portraits of 21 ministers. All of the images were taken on B&W film, processed by hand and scanned before being printed. The exhibit will be on display at Grace’s Cloister Gallery through July.
I wanted to share a few images taken of Theresa and Mark’s engagement session that I photographed on film. We have started using film again for certain occasions. First of all film is fun! The interesting thing about film is that even though digital capture has completely overshadowed film capture they have still been improving film technology. Film photos, are usually richer and deeper than digital. The best of all is that you get the “film look” without any filters!
Lauren and Cole met us in Kansas City at the beautiful Kauffman Gardens for their engagement session. They are both avid baseball fans and love to play as well. Then we went to Loose Park and continued the fun with the fountains and the roses that were already blooming. We had a blast with them and can’t wait to do their wedding!!!!!
We were privileged to have the opportunity to photograph the Murnahan’s this past Sunday a couple of hours before the Super Bowl started in their home. Many of you know Peggy as the owner of Mad Eliza’s Cakes and Mark her husband as Topeka’s Search Engine Optimization Guru (Geek ). They were my latest “victims” in my new families on film photography project. They were great subjects! The whole session took about 45 minutes total to do. Mark or Peggy will have to let you in on what we came up with to get the expressions that we did on the kids faces!
The images were captured on a film camera made ~1975 on Kodak Tri-X film that was originally introduced in 1954. I hand processed the film in our studio and scanned the film myself. I had almost forgotten how much fun film is to use. You use a light meter to set your aperture and shutter speed then you take the images. It is incredibly liberating as a photographer just to be able to concentrate on your clients and not to feel the need to look at each shot as you take it in the digital viewing screen. The result is that connection between the photographer and the subjects aren’t lost they only get stronger as the session progresses, it’s amazing!