Film Photography #1

A while back, I started film photography. There was a lot of trial and error, but I enjoyed every moment of it. I hope to continue improving my skills, and learn from my mistakes. Here are some shots from my first roll.

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Parents’ garden:

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Photo at my University:

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– Cindy

A Walk Around Campus

On Sunday, we took our dog Chibi to our university campus. We thought it would be nice to give him an extra-long outing, and a bath before Thanksgiving. Chibi is a 4-year-old Maltese, and he’s very photogenic. Of course, during the walk, my sister Wendy, her boyfriend Danny (travelingwithtech.com) and I, had our phones and film cameras ready to take photos of him and the campus.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

A few days ago, I attended a conference for work. It was long and tiring, but on the last day I finally had a chance to explore a bit. I stayed at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, since the convention was held there. It’s located on the Las Vegas Strip next to Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It was my first time staying at this hotel, and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot.

Okay, story time: Like always, upon entering the casino, all the security guards stared me down every time I passed by. At the registration desk for our conference, I was asked if I was my vice president’s daughter. I have to admit we do look-alike. My VP told me to wear heals and makeup the next day to look a little older. She kept asking me if I brought my heels and makeup haha.

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Diving into the world of film photography

During my junior year of college, I had the opportunity to be a student assistant in my professor’s film class. I learned a lot about film photography, especially developing black and white film in the dark room. Being a student assistant in that class, gave me a new perspective in photography. When enrolled in the class, students were able to borrow a film camera for the entire quarter. This class really got me into film photography, but I never really went through with buying a film camera of my own. Two-years later, I finally bought my first film camera. When taking photos, I usually use my iPhone 7, and sometimes my Canon T5i (when traveling). Starting film is a bit nerve-wrecking because I won’t really know how my photos will turn out until it’s developed. But as a beginner, I’m not that afraid of making a mistake because every mistake I make is a lesson. I can’t wait start shooting, and learning more about film.

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Through the Eyes of My Camera

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that inspires and motivates me. One of my favorite quote that I truly believe in is “photography is simply a function of noticing things” – Elliott Erwitt. When you take a photo of something, you create a story with it. It can be something so simple and ordinary, but you will still see that moment differently through the eyes of your camera. I haven’t been carrying my DSLR around much because of the weight, so here are some photos I took with my iphone.

– Cindy

Boston 2017 Photo Diary

Here are some of my favorite photos from our trip to Boston, Massachusetts. It was my sister and I first time in the east coast, and it was an amazing experience. We stayed with our Aunt who was more than happy to give us a tour around Boston. I fell in love with the city and would visit again. I visited the week of April 17 to April 22. The weather ranged between 48 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit. As a person who grew up in California her entire life, I am never complaining about California’s ‘cold’ weather ever again.

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– Cindy