Film Photography Final: Part 2

by Katie Ann in ,

So about a month an a half ago I published

part one

of my final for film photography and now I'm going to share the rest of the story and pictures with you (mainly because I finally found them!).  So if you remember I explained my concept for my project had shifted due to my professors heavy encouragement.  I had asked my two friends Taylor and Kai to help me out and be my models since they both had dance experience and we picked two hours around sunset to take the photos in the park behind library in downtown Wheaton.  Unfortunately, by the time we got to the photos with Kai for my representation of Singin' in the Rain, the light was almost gone.  This makes things very difficult with film because the less light the longer the shutter must be open and more movement will be shown in the picture.  Below are the few good shots I got with one dud to show how much light can affect the perfect shot.

Ideally the last shot would have been the pose I would have used because it really encapsulates the famous scene but because of the lack of light there was no way to get a to get a good take of this pose (Kai makes it look easy but the pose was a little harder to keep still than I had anticipated).  I decided instead to go with the first shot above and added it to the three others I picked from the plethora of shots I had from the other three scenes.  The final four pictures ended up being....

The Sound of Music


An American in Paris

Singin' in the Rain (note that it is a different black than the others because it was scanned on a different scanner than the previous photos).

I then organized them on the board like such.

I liked how I had two shots close up and two shots farther away and I liked the circular flow of the pictures in a square rather than a straight line.  I also liked that while I had a purpose for each pose, if a random onlooker didn't know that they could still enjoy a cute story of boy meets girl.

I hope you enjoyed these photos and I always love feedback.  Let me know which ones are your favorites of the project and the story you see from the final set up.