Film Friday – Shooting the Stars

Last weekend, I spent some time in the freezing Virginia air with Tricia Burrough of Lilac Blossom Photography so we could capture the night sky. Tricia graciously let me use her digital camera as a light meter so I could try to guess at the exposure for these images. These were photographed on Portra 400 that North Coast Photo then pushed two stops. The exposures were made for about 30 seconds each at f/4 using a 50mm lens. I was using the camera in bulb mode and estimating the exposure time, since I thought the film wouldn’t be able to capture much information after several seconds anyway, due to reciprocity. Sidenote: Click this link if you want to know more about film reciprocity.

They were all as crooked as this first one, but I straightened them in Lightroom (except the first one). I love it crooked because you can see the shadows of Tricia, my camera on its tripod, and me (left to right) in the foreground. When I straighten the image (as in the third photo), the camera’s shadow is lost. :) Next time, I’ll have to use a level to make sure my camera is straight!

Be sure to check out Tricia’s Facebook page, where she posted her favorite image of the sky!

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xoxo,

Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

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Film Friday – Underwater Photography

Here are a couple images from my first successful swim with my Nikonos! :)

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xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

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Film Friday – Bringing Color to the Desert

Here’s another teaser of the killer portraits captured at the Badass Photo Retreat earlier this month! These were photographed on Ektar at Salvation Mountain, and I love how much punch the color has on this film stock! These were developed and scanned by theFINDlab. :) Amazing styling, hair and makeup by the BAPR team, Cheriene Galley and Devan Weitzman.

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xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

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Film Friday – Joshua Tree with BAPR

Here’s just a little teaser of the amazing portraits captured at the Badass Photo Retreat earlier this month! I photographed a bunch of rolls of film, but already killed two in the darkroom and partially ruined a third. These were developed and scanned by North Coast Photo in Carlsbad. :) Killer hair and makeup by Cheriene Galley and Devan Weitzman.

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xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

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Film Friday – Making a Print

One of the most exciting things for me about being back in the darkroom is being able to see an image develop on photographic paper. Unlike laying ink onto paper, photographic prints are made by exposing light-sensitive compounds in paper to light via an enlarger. Like film, once the paper has been exposed, it must then be developed. Once the paper is submerged in the developer, the image begins to appear. Though sometimes the print doesn’t come out just as we want, it’s such a great feeling when the print does come out perfectly! (I didn’t even mention print making mistakes in this post!)

Here’s an image that I photographed on Arista 400 film in my Nikon F100, developed, printed on photographic paper, and scanned. I love how it turned out. :)

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I didn’t record the exposure information when I took the photo, but the print was exposed for 7 seconds with the enlarger set at f/4, in case anyone is wondering. :)

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com