Dec 8, 2011

A little black & white film

Two years ago, I was able to take a Black and White Film class offered at Appalachian. It truly was one of the most creatively inspiring and challenging courses I ever took. I say challenging because the dark room aren't no walk in the park! I was feeling nostalgic about using my manual camera and dug some of these photos up from my old class binder.

I'm on a mission to find the photos that I used for critiques. These photos were either not turned in, or developed just for the sake of developing :]

I hope you enjoy a little of my adventures with my '76 SLR Nikon and the photos I had the lovely opportunity of developing in a dark room. I miss you dark room.


Photo details
[1] My camera and I on a little adventure down 105 [2] Appalachian Library [3] My beautiful friend Olivia who I used to swap clothes with [4] My inspiring father and loving younger sister [5] My old roommate and wonderful model back in the day when I took more photos [6] Isn't she beautiful? [7] Right outside that little park [8] Hannah being the cute model that she is [9] My ever inspiring friend, Rene [10] My first love, Zoey.


I'm escaping down to Georgia this weekend to take a break from finals. Good luck everyone!

18 comments:

  1. these are sooo great! i love film so so much. we used to use it so much but since the digital camera stepped into our house we dont grab out film...that needs to change!
    xo,
    cb

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  2. I enjoyed looking through these photos Melissa. It's like a diary filled with memories :)

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  3. LOVE darkroom photography - great work! Have fun in Georgia :D

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  4. I like how you put together your ideas in this blog.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  5. your photos are absolutely stunning...and each one seems to tell it's own little story. I know EXACTLY how you feel....I miss the darkroom. It was so satisfying (even though challenging at times)...to be able to develop my own prints!! it's such a great skill to posess!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  6. Oh my goodness, these pictures are beautiful! I've taken pictures a few times with my dad's camera, and I really love it! I'm thinking of taking photography next year too. Your photos are so inspiring!
    xo,
    http://peppermintandivy.blogspot.com/

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  7. These photos are all sorts of amazing!
    I have yet to experiment with black and white film, but this is making me really want to. xx

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  8. These look so great and I love the real black and white effect it just isn't the same when you try to do it on the computer.

    xo Amber P.

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  9. i love your B&W photos! Stay warm in Boone! It's already too cold for me :(

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  10. These are oh so pretty. You're so freakin talented with that camera! I was going to tell you which photo was my favorite, but then I couldn't decide. Have fun in Georgia!! Hope it's a little warmer there for you :) It's been cooling down in Charlotte.

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  11. ahhhhhhh! i adore these! you sure are talented, lady!!! :)
    and i'm so glad you had fun in the dark room!!!!
    that is something i've always wanted to do.....

    beautiful beautiful!!

    xo. chelsea

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  12. cute pictures! i love that rose ring and the one of you in the rear view mirros most. love black and white ;)

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  13. WHY ARE YOU SO TALENTED?!!!! I'm filled with crazy jealousy. These pictures are just beautiful. You make me really want to get into photography.

    What part of Georgia are you headed to?! You're only a state border away from me! :) Enjoy taking a slight break though. You're almost done!!!

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  14. LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!!! I think my favourite is the one of your sister and your dad (i assume?). Both their expressions are so different it makes me wonder what they are looking at :)

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  15. Such amazing photos!
    The portraits are great, and the focus on the one of the dog is just wonderful!


    Xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  16. beautiful - i cant wait to learn film! i just need to save moneys for the camera :) oh and i LOVE the DIY tea bags - sooo darling.

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  17. My favorite part about photography was always darkroom. I miss it so much. I always vowed to have a bathroom converted into a darkroom when I grew up. Good thing I still don't consider myself a grown up ;)

    xoxohannah
    a cup of subtle tea

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