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Hosier | Virginia family session on film

The Hosier family was kind enough to be my models for a recent Film & Roots workshop here on the farm. They’re everything I could have asked for… authentic, earthy, full of love. I took a few risks with these images and mostly left them as-is. There’s a little dust, questionable focus (shooting in groups is hard, y’all!) and I purposely exposed the black & white roll to light leaks – but all the important stuff is there… the emotion and the light. Their gallery contains more in-focus images and maybe more technically correct ones but these are the ones that speak to me and hey… that’s the great thing about creating something – you get to choose and you don’t have to fit into a little box or rubric ever.  jennifer_warthan001a



The Film & Roots Workshop

You might noticed that I’ve changed the name of this film workshop. I really wanted it to accurately reflect what I teach and what I feel is important about film photography…family, authenticity, roots and photography workshop  In my previous workshops, I’ve spoken about the charm of film and how implementing it in your photography enables you to slow down and capture the moments that really matter. I’ve also shared how film evokes feelings in its own way… in those images up there you’ll see my clients, my children – and me. Some of those are my father’s slides from wayyyy back. And yes, we’d all sit down with the carousel every few months just like many of you did… all four of us, usually with popcorn, waiting for each image to go ’round the carousel. With film, each shot meant something – and still does. It’s purposeful and yet spontaneous. Authentic. Each frame is meant to be a keepsake.

The Film & Roots Workshop
Waverly, Virginia
June 14th, 2015
10am – 6pm
$600 | $200 deposit due at booking | click here to book

This workshop is intended to show you how to make keepsakes. From start to finish. Here is what we’ll cover: – The film that I use and why – 35mm and medium format camera types – metering for film – how to shoot without taking a meter reading – the beauty of film in every kind of light – film developing and scanning – how to photograph children & families with film (real, spontaneous, natural sessions) You’ll have access to my camera collection and can test out both 35mm and medium format. The workshop includes 4 rolls of film, a mobile app with tips & advice, two sessions for your portfolio, lunch and snacks the day of the workshop as well as your stay in the Cottage if you’re attending from out of town. I hope you’ll join us!

March 23, 2015 - 6:33 pm

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