March 5-on-5: Film is not Dead
February was an abnormally busy month for my family. Among all the excitement, I had the chance to host a film walk with my local photography group. We rented out a few vintage slr cameras and provided the film for those that attended. After our walk around Lancaster city we headed back to a friends house and developed the film.
The film walk we try to do at least once a year. It's always a success (well, except that one time there was a confusion with unlabeled bottles and the fixer got put in before the developer.), and it's always a good way to stir up some creativity in the middle of the winter.
This year my oldest kiddo has been showing more and more interest in photography. So I dug out my Minolta SLR that I first learned on in high school, put in some fresh batteries and loaded up the film. It was surreal seeing that camera in his hands. I immediately thought back to all the memories I had shooting on it, and all of a sudden seeing my 5 year old's eyes light up with the camera in hand, I felt so damn old.
It was so inspiring to see what he thought was interesting enough to shoot. I loved watching him learn to take time and slow down to look at things in a different way. I was genuinely surprised this came as easily and as naturally to him as it did. My oldest was recently diagnosed with ADHD (not surprising since I was diagnosed recently as well). He is a ball of energy that is just constantly seeking things that will challenge his mind and keep him going. He never stops.
But, I think we found something to quiet that energy of his. Finally. I am excited to encourage this skill. I am excited to see where he ends up starting out life at 5 with a camera in hand.
Thanks a bunch for sticking around and seeing what I was up to last month. Be sure to check out Kelly Tuohey | Kelly Tuohey Calgary Family Photographer and see what story she has in store.
March is going to be another amazing month for me as I get to have a chance to gift a session, complete with hair and makeup, to a local mother that is making a difference in my community. I feel so blessed to have been chosen with 50 other photographers to do this type of project. Stay tuned for more details and a link on where to purchase the National Magazine (Beauty Revived) where my chosen mother will be featured!
Also coming up: releasing a new mental health series in May, Gallery show in June.... and many beautiful client sessions lined up as well.
Until next time,