WooThemes has just turned the corner into its sixth year of existence. I’m proud to be an employee here and consider myself lucky to be a part of this company and to be able to work with so many great people. Mindy and I put on our Woo shirts and grabbed some cupcakes to help celebrate with the rest of the team across the world.
Happy 6th birthday, WooThemes!
If you want to read about my current obsession with real life celluloid film, then start here. I just had four more rolls developed this week, and they stretch back into the middle of June. The four color rolls were Kodak Gold 400, the black and white is Ilford XP2 400. I have one more roll of Kodak Gold and Ilford Xp2 each, you can expect 8-9 soon. From there I’m tempted to get some 120 film and put it in our older medium format cameras. That would also require me to buy a film scanner though… 😉
If you’ve not heard, Mindy and I have decided to focus our business, Two Are Better, solely on videography. We have about 4 more weddings where we are actually the photographers this year. They had booked us before we made the decision to do so. Thus our career of taking photos for clients will be wrapping up shortly.
Knowing that we still love taking photos for our personal lives, it accelerated my want for an old 35mm film camera. I’ve posted a few pics via Instagram of the weapon of choice. I grabbed 3 rolls of film and a Canon AE-1 Program + 50mm f/1.8 from Roberts in downtown and started this new hobby. I finally got those 3 rolls shot and developed this week, so I’m sharing my favorites below.
My lovely wife got back from her Grandma’s just in time for us to take a quick visit to Little Prairie Lake. I grabbed a tripod and our camera to try some long exposure on the fast setting sun, while Mindy and Jasper ran around the lake.
My settings varied on all these photos. Anywhere from a 5 to 30 second exposure, ISO from 400-800, Aperture ranged from 4.5 to 22. Shot on our 5D Mk II using the Flaat 10 profile. Edited in Lightroom 4 using modified VSCO presets.
I had posted a little photo way back when of my routine of making coffee in the morning, which now this post and video is just the continuation of. Mindy and I had the idea for a little while to create a mini doc tentatively titled “Weekend-ing”, which is where this short video came from. We had started fleshing out ideas and plans for this video, and even shot a lot of clips last weekend, but I don’t think we felt good enough with the idea in it’s current state. Nonetheless, it was nice to dust off the cobwebs and shoot a little bit.
I couldn’t let all our clips go to waste though. I scanned over all of them and thought I can pull a little bit out of these clips of us making breakfast. And this is what you get, a sequel to the Early Morning coffee post! This time in video form.
Like I said it was nice to shoot a little again. I updated our picture profiles on our cameras as well as the Magic Lantern software, used a new tool to convert those pesky files to ProRes instead of letting FCP X do it, tried out some different grading tools, etc… I had fun getting to edit a little, hope you enjoy!