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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Untitled 2014

I’m so excited that one of my images was chosen to be included in the UNTITLED 2014 gallery! The gallery was put together by the San Diego Chapter of American Photographic Artists, curated by Rob Petrie. The images (including mine) will be auctioned off on Saturday night to benefit the awesome Museum of Photographic Arts! Come see it (and bid!) if you’re free! :) More information is available here.

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I hope to see you there!

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

http://laurennygard.com



Seeing the world in Black and White

Black and white photographs can be so powerful. Something about removing color from our world allows us to focus on the essence of an image, which really pulls at our emotions. Though I love photographing on black and white film, I find that I often envision certain digital images in black and white, and then convert them while editing. One of my favorite images I’ve ever made was converted to black and white in post processing, which allows the viewer to focus on the details of the image, from the texture of his skin to the highlight in his eye:

Black and white photography by San Diego fine art portrait photographer Lauren Nygard

Stanley, 2012.

Sometimes digital photographers can feel stuck while photographing on black and white film because it’s not possible to switch back to color. (I know I’ve felt that way before!) Photographing on film helps me slow down to really perfect an image before firing the shutter, and I’ve found that photographing on black and white film helps me focus even more. I don’t have the opportunity to photograph the world as I see it, but rather must evaluate the scene and consider how the resulting image will read in monochromatic tones.

When photographing this session with Jordan, I was exploring film photography for portraits and had packed my medium format camera and some black and white film to try it out. When I got the scans back from the lab, I was really disappointed because I loved my color (digital) images so much more. Now, looking back, I think I prefer these black and white images. ;)

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Here are a few more recent images that I converted to black and white from color digital files. These are from a lifestyle newborn session from last month.

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This post is part of a ladies’ blog circle showcasing our favorite images in black and white! Be sure to check out the next link in the circle: Black and White Fantasy by Kristy G. Photography!

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a film photographer for your upcoming portrait, 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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Jordan & Ben – Oceanside Harbor Couples Session

Jordan and I go to yoga together, and it was amazing to finally meet Ben for some photo fun! You’ve seen the images captured on film from their session, and now it’s time for the digital images! These two were such a blast to hang out with at the harbor, and I loved that they were up for anything, including giving Jordan a twirl (or two or three) and dipping their feet in the water off one of the docks! Here are some of favorites from our time together.

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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 Photography | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com