Sunday, September 9, 2012

On Film: Newport Jazz Festival

Film camera fun at the Newport Jazz Festival.

3 Cohens: Yuval, Anat & Avishai Cohen

Christian McBride

James Carter

Joe Lovano 

Tedeschi Trucks Band

On Film: Newport Folk Festival

Film camera fun at the Newport Folk Festival.

In color ...

Alabama Shakes

Brown Bird


Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sharon Van Etten

In black and white ...

Charles Bradley

Gary Clark, Jr.

Arlo Guthrie

Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons

My Morning Jacket

Patty Griffin

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Trampled By Turtles

Saturday, September 8, 2012

On Film: Music

I took my film camera out to the Newport Folk Festival and ran a couple of rolls through it.  I need to spend more time learning the ins and outs of the camera.  Nothing a little time and patience won't fix.  

When I use digital, I usually end up fiddling around with my various editing software to add grain, fading, light leaks and any number of things that give me what I want.  Well, the good and in some cases bad about my film photography foray is I got all of that without the aid of software.  It's one thing to take a nice crisp digital image and dirty it up.  It's a completely different thing when you get no choice.  If I didn't know the camera was capable shooting well, I would be concerned that it was a bad apple.  

Alabama Shakes
This is the kind of photo I wanted when I was toying around with my Holga, not so much with my slr.  I love the photo though.

Sharon Van Etten
Again I like the photo but would rather it be the result of my toy camera.