Little Things Thursday

I’ve been waiting for these scans since late March.  First, I had to finish the roll, send them in to The Find Lab, and then wait for the scans.  I admit that it is hard to wait on results.  The upside is that scan day is a bit like Christmas Day every single time.  There are always those shots that are the things on your Christmas list and shots that are like socks and underwear under the tree. Both make up the whole Christmas package.

The keepers, though…worth it!

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

All images shot on Minolta SRT 101 with Kodak Portra 400 rated 200.

If you guys have any film questions, I am happy to answer them in the comments! I’m still learning, but will share what I know.  Please check back when you have time.

Now, let’s see what’s been going on with you!


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Cherry Blossoms

I adore cherry blossom season and sadly those brief days have already come to an end here in Georgia. It’s like a small miracle every spring! The Miracle we are waiting for.  I sure was thankful that I found this little gem on my latest roll of film!

Spring 2015

Minolta SRT 101 on Kodak Portra 400 @200

Linking with Songography and Wednesdays Around The World.

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Boo Boo season

As soon as the weather warms up the daily boo boos begin.  My kids have been going out to play full force since winter left.

I happened to capture this a few weeks ago and it just makes me laugh.

Boo Boo-blog

Minolta SRT 101 on Portra 400

This guy hates boo boos.  It’s like they don’t physically hurt as much as they hurt his feelings or something.

He is absolutely filthy from playing hard in this image, but that boo boo just needed a moment of reflection.

He was back to play in no time, but scrapes always give him pause.  Always.

Linking with Good.Random.Fun.

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Film Friday

One of my film rolls came in yesterday afternoon.  At first I was all sad panda about them.  I’m not even sure why, but after a few minutes I began to appreciate them more.

I could see improvement and that’s what each roll is all about.  I think the thing I most struggle with is an expression I don’t want when you only get one shot.  Part of it is training my kids not to pull a weird face right as the shutter is ready to click. We are working on that.

Today, I’ll share a couple from this new roll of our Easter since that just passed.

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

All images shot with Minolta SRT 101 circa 1967 

Stock: Kodak Portra 400 and rated 200

Film developed and scanned by The Find Lab on Noritsu

I’m not tweaking these at all right now. I want to see exactly what my camera is doing with the metering I’m employing so I can make in camera adjustments.  At this stage, my focus is on mastering the very rudimentary light meter of the Minolta and of course, mastering the manual focusing ring.

And if you would rather see more film work now than parceled out each Friday, let’s connect on Flickr.

Linking with Photo Friday.

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Little Things Thursday

Good Morning Little Things Thursday Friends!  I’m sharing another sneak peek from my recent Newsies inspired session with Aidan and our neighbor.  I’m almost through this session, but had a few things come up this week that have kept me from being able to complete the set.  One of those things being strep throat hitting our house. Sickness always trumps routine, but I think we have a handle on it.  At least we are well-equipped with prescriptions if the strep starts to spread.

But anyhoo…I really enjoyed this session with these two chaps.  They were just the right age to ham it up. Not a self-conscious bone in either one.

Newsies

I have two film rolls currently in development and I am eager to get those back. I’ll be sharing those soon of anything comes out of those rolls.

Meanwhile, let’s see what you’ve been shooting!


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Soak it up

It’s not having what you want

It’s wanting what you’ve got

Nikon FM 10

Fuji Superia 400 on Nikon FM 10

I’m gonna soak up the sun

Even when it’s cloudy, drizzly, and cold.

Kitty gets it.

Linking with Songography|Sheryl Crow: Soak up the Sun

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Newsies

I have been making a conscious effort to get my middle child in front of my lens.  He has always sort of run from the camera because he had better things to do than pose.  Most of my images of him are candid, but I really wanted some wall art of him to go along with what I have of the others.  His face reminds me a bit of the typical street urchin from various movies so I decided to do a Newsies session with him.  My neighbor just so happens to be the very talented photographer, Sasha Holloway.  She let me bring her son along as a second Newsie.  These two kids play together and are photographers kids so they were going to know the drill pretty well.

Newsies

I’m just at the tip of the editing iceberg, but I do have a little sneak of their session. They were total naturals.  I’ll have more to share soon on my Facebook page Kim Cunningham Photography and my business website.

This was such a fun little session!

Linking with Good.Random.Fun.

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Boon Suds Bottle Washer| Product Review

The good folks at Boon reached out to me to review one of their new products, the SUDS Bottle Washer.  SUDS was designed for parents who are in that stage of constantly washing baby bottles and sippy cups.  Boy, do I remember those days! In our early years of parenting we did not have a dishwasher as those were not common in the country we were living at the time.  I always felt like it was a chore to really get bottles and sippy cups clean. Even though we are no longer in that stage, we are in the stage of constantly washing sports bottles for our kids.  I hand wash those because dishwashers tend to cause these bottles to expand and that leads to the dreaded leaks. On top of this, I also like to hand wash my coffee travel mugs.

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I could see that a Boon SUDS Bottle Washer could be a boon for me as a soccer mom! 5 water bottles after every game and practice really adds up to time at the sink.

To use, simply fill the basin with warm soapy water, invert your bottle, and push down a few times! Warm sudsy water splashes inside and the bottle scrubber does the rest.  It’s easy peasy to clean your bottles in mere seconds.  The basin fits in your sink and contains all the mess! This is a #ABoon4Bottles!

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Boon Suds 03

I’m trying it with my trusty coffee travel mug!

The Boon SUDS Bottle Washer is now available in Target stores and at Target.com.

Check out the action here with this video!  I hope you will find the SUDS Bottle Washer a boon for your bottles! And hey moms, this totally works on those end of the day wine glasses, too.

*Post sponsored by Boon, Inc.* All opinions are my own.

 

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Little Things Thursday

It’s amazing how much change can occur within just a few weeks.  My kids have been longing for warm days to play outside.

Minolta SRT 101

Fuji Superia 400 on Minolta SRT

Not only has spring arrived in full force, but lately it seems summer has as well. Cool days have turned to near 90 degrees.  The kids are hot, sweaty, dirty, and happy.

My garden has been planted and new plans are being made for expansion.  I think everything feels life returning and it feels good to be physically tired at the day’s end from activity.

These little things are restoring us this week.

What’s restoring you?


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American Pie

A long, long time ago…  There is something about the 50’s that seemed so idyllic.  Growing up, I was so fascinated by what I thought the 50’s represented.  Every mother a June. Every father a Ward.  I remember longing for the milk and cookies scenario after school.  I know that the time was far from perfect, but it seemed so innocent.

But February made me shiver.  And we were singing…

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

50's Buddy Holly

50's Buddy Holly

50's Buddy Holly

50's Buddy Holly

50's Buddy Holly

 Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly. 

Side Note: American Pie was number one on the music charts the week I was born.  It’s such a song rife with meaning and just one of the coolest songs of all time.

Linking with Songography|American Pie, and Black and White Wednesday

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