September 10, 2020
Hey everyone! So I wanted to share a fun photo shoot I did a few weeks ago. I am digital/mirrorless photographer. I don’t really ever shoot with film cameras. I like the option to be able to take as many photos as I want without spending a bazillion dollars on film lol. A digital camera has allowed me to more easily learn how to be a photographer because I can make mistakes with my images and not be limited by the number of film exposures that I have.
A couple of weeks ago, the idea popped in my head to try my hand at film photography. Since I don’t own any film cameras, I went the least expensive route and decided to try this with disposable cameras. I ran the idea by my friend Cat of Cat Warren Photo and she was down to do the challenge as well.
I ended up getting the disposable cameras off of Amazon. I purchased the Fujifilm QuickSnap 400 disposable cameras. We decided to film this experience as well for our YouTube channels. Now that we had our film cameras, we needed to find a model. We ended up working with the lovely Tammy Mizrachi. She was gracious enough to allow us to try this film photography with her. We ended up going to Balboa Park about 7am. I always try and go early because the lighting is usually better and the park is usually less crowded. The lighting was pretty good this morning as it was an overcast day so we had a natural diffuser with the clouds.
We started in front of the botanical garden and giant pond. Apparently I sucked and kept cutting off her feet even though I swore I had them in my view finder lol.
We then moved on to inside one of the walk ways. I probably captured some of my favorite images in the walk way. I was able to find this spot of light so that it was like there was a spot light on Tammy.
I tried to get more creative with these next couple of images. I like the one where half of her face appears in shadow and the other is in sunlight. I wish I would have moved her over a bit more, but that’s okay. Overall, I still like the look.
I tried to shoot her through the iron works, but I was too close to get her in focus. I think this would have been a cooler shot if it would have focused on her eye, but that’s okay.
So those are just a few of the images I took during this fun little challenge. I actually posted a two part YouTube series about my experience. Check it out below!