Recreating Magic | Personal

To me, film and wet plate photography are magic. There is something exciting in the unknown. You have to hold a certain confidence to ensure that you have chosen the correct settings, you have enough light, and of course, you pushed some sort of creative boundary in your self. Now, don't get me wrong, I hold all these feelings toward digital as well, but there is an extra sprinkle of happy when I pick up my 35mm. For my advanced art studio project, I wanted to use my digital camera to attempt to recreate one of my favorites old methods: tintypes. I'll have to say, I don't think I succeeded, but I had a lot of fun messing around in both Lightroom & Photoshop to create something I was a little pleased with. It's not quite the tintype I daydream about (one day I will create one for real!!), but it is something nonetheless. I would like to thank everyone who helped me out with this! Below are some of my favorites, as well as my final project. 

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My final project. I love flowers and have always loved those photos of people emerging from them, so I thought hey. Why not.

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