May 5, 2012

Food + Film

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➵ Today, I bring you food on film because I desperately need to see vibrant colors. As excited as I am by black and white these days, I need color in my life, especially right now after seeing so much rain and not getting a job I really wanted (which will also lead to not getting a medium format camera I was going to get next month). 

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1 & 2 : Canon 1N // Portra 400
3 : Canon 1N // Fuji 160S

➵ Lately, I've realized that more often than not, I don't pick up my camera when I'm with people. I bring it but don't take it out of my bag. I feel uncomfortable changing the atmosphere by pointing it at other people. I know I shouldn't and that I should learn to accept it and have others accept the camera as a fact, too. This is something I need to work on. I also need to learn how to say, I'm Anne and I'm a photographer. I am not a great photographer by any means, but I'm a photographer. I have a lot to learn but most of the people whose work I admire started getting paid jobs when they weren't very good and learned by doing it. All of this to say that I often don't take photos during meals even though I love food photography. This needs to change. 

9 comments:

  1. :)
    if your gut is telling you to shoot, you should shoot. your friends will understand.

    beautiful colours and softness in these!
    i'm an immigrant to vancouver (same weather as portland) so i understand the need for colour!

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Amanda! I really need to stop overthinking it.
      It's finally getting warm and sunny here!

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  2. I feel you on this, Anne. So much. Sorry to hear about not getting that job. What a bummer.

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    1. Thank you, Katie. We should create a support group for people like us!

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  3. I konw this feeling. I would like to shoot people, pick up my camera whenever I want to shoot something, but I feel stupid...

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  4. such nice colors!

    i hear ya on bringing out the camera with people. i usually don't do it. everyone always says they hate having their pic taken, so then i feel awkward and don't photograph anything. it's hard!

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  5. YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT. (ugh, but i feel the same way a lot of the time.) like with anything, though: the more you do it the easier it becomes.

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    1. It's funny how difficult it is sometimes to just accept that the more you do it, the easier it becomes. It just seems like such a lie when it's actually true!

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  6. Oh rattles! I wish I saw this before we met up on Saturday. I would've made sure to bring a camera and point it all over the place! :) I used to have awkwardness with whipping my camera out in public, but I think once I started making more photo friends and hanging out with them, we all did it together so often that it became less weird, and now it's like second nature. Ya just gotta go for it!

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