Wednesday Film Musings : Ashley Crawford Workshop

12247135_547872708693990_2580748842709283872_nA couple months back I enrolled in the ‘Transition to Film’ workshop held by Ashley Crawford. Although I had attended a couple other film workshops I felt like I was still struggling to get the images I wanted out of film. I felt mostly like I was missing something. Until Ashley’s workshop.

I think what I found most refreshing about Ashley’s workshop was that it was simple and straightforward. It wasn’t full of technicalities and overcomplicated instructions. I remember the exact moment when I finally got it…we were on our weekly video conference talking about rating our film (or as Ashley called it “treating” the film). It was in that conversation that I realized ISO didn’t matter!!!! OMG! It hit me like a ton of bricks. If you shoot film then you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, then you’ll just have to wait for Ashley’s next workshop. 😉

Since that moment I’ve felt more comfortable using my light meter and shooting. Now I just need to get out and do it more often. That’s a work in progress. 🙂

Here are some images I shot during Ashley’s workshop.

PS – Unfortunately the few weeks during the workshop it was ugly, overcast and rainy outside, not to mention we had our first snow, so I didn’t shoot as much as I wanted.

PSS – All shot with my Canon 1v and developed and scanned by The FIND Lab.

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Ektar 100, rated at box speed for shadows. It was early afternoon and sunny. Developed and scanned by The FIND Lab. You can see more of the images I shot from above here: Wednesday Film Musings : Girls Day

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Fuji 400H rated at 200 exposed for shadows. Overcast and close to sunset.

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Ektar 100 rated at box speed and exposed for shadows. Rainy, overcast day.

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Ektar 100 rated a box speed and exposed for shadows. Sunny afternoon.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Wedding_Photography_Film_Lifestyle_0003Fuji 400H rated at 200 and exposed for shadows. Cloudy afternoon. More from the snow day here: Wednesday Film Musings : Omaha Snow Day

SUMMARY: Ashley’s workshop was an awakening for me. It just clicked. I can tell a major difference in my work above to what I began shooting after the workshop ended. Case and point…well see for yourself.

The workshop ended right before I left on sabbatical, so I took everything I learned with me on my travels. Here is a sneak peek of what I brought back with me. I’ll be sharing more of Hawaii and Mexico on film in a future post but until then! 😉

Shot with my Canon 1v, Ektar 100 rated at box speed and exposed for shadows. Scanned and developed by Photovision.

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