FINDing film

learn from yesterday,live for today, hope for tomorrow. the most important thing is... not to stop questioning. - albert einstein

this past week, i had the awesome opportunity to attend jonathan canlas' film is not dead (FIND) workshop, in san diego. and awesome it was!!

i've talked about my longing to shoot film for quite a while now.  okay, maybe years.  but i had this massive mental block and well, i just kept talking -- while my film cameras (nikon F100 and bronica SQ-AI) just sat, looking oh so very pretty, on the bookshelf directly above my computer.

anyone who reads my blog knows how important i feel learning is -- not only in photography, but in any profession.  and i was so excited to learn about film!!  :-)  the workshop was incredible and i feel i left there a stronger photographer, on many levels.

my expansion into film has only just begun, as i still have so much to learn. but i am crazy excited about the possibilities.  i have no idea where this all will take me but my mind and heart are open...and i'm ready for more!!  one thing is for sure -- film is definitely not dead.

i encourage each and every one of you to never stop learning and growing.  be open to change and don't let fear hold you back from anything your heart desires.  embrace the challenges and never stop questioning.  you never know what's possible.

sharing a few FIND film photos -- all shot with nikon F100, 50mm 1.4, fuji pro 400H film and processed at walgreens (yes, walgreens).  can't wait to see how my film photos look when processed by a real photo lab!!  hoping to share those in a few weeks.

and one of skyler, as i was trying to finish off a roll of film...

have i mentioned how excited i am about the possibilities. :-)  my heart is so happy.

i also came across this today and just had to share. --

if there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something new, it is now.

not for any grand cause, necessarily... but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your inspiration, something that's your dream.

you owe it to yourself, to make your days count. have fun, dig deep and dream big.

but know that things worth doing seldom come easy. there will be good days... and bad.

there will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up... and call it quits.

those are the times when you know you are pushing yourself... that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

persist... because with an idea, determination and the right tools, you can do amazing things.

and always remember... that anything is possible.

- author unknown