Saturday, February 27, 2010

Back to School

As if my life wasn't busy enough already, I've gone and added yet another item.

But this one's good, baby.

I'm taking a Photography Class!

And it gets even better.

I'm taking a Photography Class with my crazy (in the best way possible) friend Choleesa!

It's just an introductory class, but covers both film and digital photography. I've actually taken this class once before, but this time I have a different instructor, so it will be a whole new experience. Also, the class syllabus is way different (studio portraits, anyone?).

And now, I have a confession.

I have an obsession with Black and White Film Photography.

When I took this class the first time, I shot 10 rolls of film. It's only a 16 week class. I have a binder with 15 sleeves of negatives.

And none of you have ever seen any of these images.

Sucks for you.

See, some of my film images are my favorite shots EVER. And they're all beautiful, moody, dramatic Black and White. And they've all been developed and printed, one by one, by my very own hands.

I hope to remedy this situation in the near future, but I can't promise anything. I can promise that I will be hosting more giveaways (not necessarily in the near future), this time for some of my film prints. And the great thing about those is they truly are one of a kind. No two film prints are the same, especially when they are developed and printed by hand.

Anyway, what I was really trying to say is I'm a college student again! And its oh-so fun! Plus, that student ID really helps out at the movies.

We've already had our first two classes, and developed our first prints. Next week we'll actually be shooting some film, then developing it and printing the images. I'll try to post projects as they are completed, but can't guarantee anything. In the mean time, I'm going to do a Happy Dance.

A Giddy Happy Oh-My-Gosh-I-Love-Film-Photography Dance!

P.S. As I write this, it is POURING down rain. Again. I'm pretty sure we haven't had this much rain since 2005. Everyone, please cross your fingers, cross your toes, hold your breathe, close your eyes, pray out loud, do a dance, do whatever it takes to ensure that the rain stops before tomorrow. We've got a big date planned with the Desert Rose and the rain would just ruin my hair. Maria's too.


  1. Hopin' fer ya's all to git to go...and are so holding out on us with the photo's of your B/W eyes!

  2. I LOVE black and white photo's!!! That is so awesome that you are getting to take a class! Can't wait to see what you show us!....If you do ;)

    Hope the weather was well!!

  3. Oh! I'm so happy for ya! "Happy dance for Mama H being done!!"
    But Im a bit jealous too...I've been much more interested in photography myself for blogging these days. But...I'm VERY excited about the prospect of winning one of your photos too, though...Bring it on!


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