How are we all doing? This week has felt strange to say the least. I was lucky to still have a few edit jobs but now reality has fully sunk in and the work calendar is looking bare. So if you need any content shot I have a home studio and also happy to edit video etc. My contact me page is always open so drop me a message anytime even if it is just for a chat.
I have been struggling to post on Instagram but I have made the decision to try and keep creating content for you guys and also for my sanity. I haven't touched my camera this week and it is crazy just how much I have missed shooting. It really does bring me so much joy. So I am looking forward to using this time wisely, focusing on where I want to see my photography work going and learning new tricks (hello online courses). Finally I am super excited to finish those books and revisit a few old favourites. So this week I am sharing some images taken BL (before lockdown). I hope you all had a good week and catch up next Sunday. We got this.
So I have been struggling to find a good camera repair shop for my old 35mm Canon point and shoot camera I had as a child. Even holding this camera brought back so many memories especially as it has a kid plaster to hold the batteries in place as it had been dropped one too many times. I was heart broken to open the camera to find that the film and not rewound (even though is sounded like it had) and I had ruined whatever was on that film. That roll of film might have been in that camera for over fifteen years so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.
I did however, get my hands on a second hand camera and ordered some film from Amazon as they had some good deals on for multiple packs. Fingers crossed this camera did in fact work as the only way to check is to shoot a test roll. I excitedly put the film in and took it to some of my shoots I had planned for the week. Surprisingly it took me longer than I thought it would to shoot 36 images. I guess it is just ingrained into me to shoot thoughtfully. Also the fact that I am absolutely hopeless at grabbing behind the scenes images and I probably only remembered to dig out and use my new film camera for half of the shoots I had on that week. So I also messaged around with some selfies and bunny pictures because you can never have enough. Thought i would share some of the results and mention that I am happy to shoot content for you on film too. Just let me know at least five days before the shoot date so I have plenty of time to order the film.
In recent turn of events the next few weeks are very uncertain to say the least. The news just seems to bring too much doom and gloom. Like most creative freelancers I am worried about what the next few weeks will bring. I have decided to use this time to properly update my website, a never ending job, and teach myself new skills. Online education is my friend. I also suspect that much wine will be consumed in the next few weeks. Here are some images I took of sustainable fashion influencer Tess in a local wine restaurant. Now if only summer could present itself, rose o'clock please.
Test shoot results. So if you have followed my blog you will remember I have spoken about the ups and downs of test shoots and what it is like from a photographer's perspective. Now I would like to write about about a test shoot I had in early February with the lovey Julie Impens who modelled for me with the amazing talents of MUA Magdalena Chmielewska-Michna. Together we had a wonderful morning creating some beauty inspired image which where later published below.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography