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sooc baby (i think i love you film)


This post probably won’t be very exciting to you unless you are a photographer and even then the word “exciting” might be pushing it, but being the super geek that I am… I am super duper excited. That is because these photos are SOOC baby! Meaning they are STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA from my Contax 645. No editing. Zip zero nada. Not even a levels or curves adjustment. Could they use it? Maybe. Could I have done better? Always. But I wanted to share my first batch of film back from the lab. If you are wondering, what the big deal is then you probably don’t realize how much time photographers spend editing their photos. Yes, you need to get it right in camera (meaning you want to get your metering and composition right when you actually take the photo) but there is always more work to be done (to at least get the look that I like). I spend a lot more time editing photos than I do actually taking them. So the chance that I may not have to spend hours editing has me optimistic and thrilled. These photos aren’t “all that” and I normally wouldn’t share all of these but I am pretty happy all in all. These were from one roll of 120 Kodak Porta 400 film and shot with my Contax 645 around 4pm in the afternoon.

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Sally - July 7, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Lovely! I love the skin tones. :)

Sarit - July 7, 2011 - 6:32 pm

Awesome Jody! I knew you would love it. I miss my film days… seemed like I had so much more time on my hands and got stuff to people sooooo much faster ;)

Enjoy!!! :)

ShannonW - July 7, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Jody- these totally rock – the skin tones are awesome. Just beautiful! <3

megan - July 7, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Ummm, I might need one of those. These are fantastic, Jody!! Love your color.

karen - July 7, 2011 - 9:34 pm

you rocked them, jody! totally impressed and i am inspired to move back to film for a bit:) beautiful!!

alessandra Manzotti photography - July 7, 2011 - 10:16 pm

you should throw your digital away…or at least give it a little vacation. these are superb and so moody. ok now I want one too :-) )

Ashley Spaulding - July 7, 2011 - 10:52 pm

These are AWESOME, Jody! No wonder you’re feeling giddy about them! What are you going to do with all the extra non-editing time you’re going to have now?!? ;) I adore the one of all three in the red chairs. Very cool location, by the way!

Nancy - July 7, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Film is making me love color images so much more. These are amazing. You rock the film.

Leilani - July 8, 2011 - 8:05 am

I love these so much! Film never ceases to amaze me.. and neither do you!

Brandie - July 11, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Jody, these are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! I am in LOVE. You rock everything you do. I absolutely adore the look and feel of these images♥♥

Shelley - July 11, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Oh, Jody…These are absolutely amazing. I just can’t get over how rich they are and the mood they set. Wow, wow, wow! Best of all, it just shows how incredible of a photographer you are–SOOC and on film! Congrats girl, you totally rocked this!

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