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Smiths (& J. Canlas)                   01.21.2010

We saw an opportunity and grabbed it with eager hands.  Jonathan Canlas,  the very talented film photographer of the Film Is Not Dead workshop, was in town shooting a wedding and when we wrote him asking if we could schedule a one on one mentoring session, he extended his plans to include Steve and I! Yay! We LOVED him, his humility, his abundant and generous knowledge, his "open book" demeanor. It is rare to find someone that is gifted not only as an artist but as a teacher and business owner. He excells at all the above. Not only that but he is the father of five little ones so he relates well to our season of life. He came to our home, played with our kids, ate at our table and dug right in to our hopes and dreams. Later in the afternoon, we headed over to our friends, the Smiths, for a quick little practice shoot. Jon uses a hand held light meter at all times and this was my first experience with one (I have since ordered myself one!). The above images are all shot with my Contax 645 with fuji Pro 400H for color and fuji Neopan 400 for black&white. Many thanks to Jon for a wonderful day and to the Smiths for our impromptu session. You are the BEST!


Reader Comments (4)

man, these are seriously amazing. i LOVE the look of that neopan! and on the contax? guess i gotta get me some of that stuff!

01.22.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjonathan canlas

Love these - such a gorgeous family......beautiful colors.......I love the film look so much! Great job!

01.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

These family shots of the Smith family are wonderful!! They are natural and at the same time really special! Congrats!

01.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Ahhh, light meters! Can't believe you've never used one. I have horrific memories of learning to use one while on a national photography team in 4-H, documenting a musical of all things (theater lighting is the worst). Love you! As usual, wishing we were close so we could meter together!

02.10.2010 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve

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