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FILM IS NOT DEAD

In late May I attended an amazing photography workshop downtown called FIND (Film Is Not Dead). I got to spend three glorious days in a mansion in Dupont with a bunch of other like-minded film junkies. The master teacher? The one and only Jon Canlas. Take a moment and check out his work if you haven’t already. Major drool worthy images. Jon is an open book when it comes to how he shoots, what he shoots, how he runs his business and so much more. He is so full of life and to know him is definitely to admire him.
My main reason for attending was to re-ignite my passion for film. I stated shooting film in college and loved spending hours in the darkroom developing my own negatives and prints. When I got into shooting weddings I switched to digital for several reasons. One – it was what the cool kids were doing. Two – it was easy to look at the back of the camera to see if I nailed the shot, and Three – it was cheaper than buying and developing rolls and rolls of film. Flash forward seven years and over 100 weddings and I started to notice more and more film wedding photographers. Their images had something special that I didn’t see in my digital work. I was longing to find something that would re-charge my creative energy and had a feeling this would be it. Boy was I right! I feel like I am seeing through the lens in a whole new way, which I totally love. Here are some shots from our personal work day. It was really cool to see DC in a different way. I am always in the city for work but rarely for fun, and I never shoot personal work anymore. Jon states over and over the importance of shooting personal work to better yourself. I am 100% on board!!
If you are on the fence about taking this workshop, just jump. You won’t regret it! Tell Jon I sent you!! 🙂
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