On Film and Music

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 7

I’m thrilled to share that I am featured at Shutter Sisters today as a guest post! I’m discussing my love of film photography, including the thrill of loading film into my 35mm camera and hearing the click–whirr of my Polaroids. I’m talking about the deliberate nature and meditative process that comes with shooting with film. But more than that, I’m sharing how shooting with film feels like allowing for the imperfect. It’s like saying “yes” to the flaws, to the not-so-spot on composition, to the under- or over-exposure. When I’m shooting with film, I’m not shooting 20 photographs of the same vintage car to get the shot “just so.” I’m taking my time, looking through my viewfinder composing and re-composing. And then when I feel ready, I click the shutter, usually just once. And I hope for the best. Sometimes the photograph is just what I had in my mind’s eye, and sometimes, many times, it’s not. And that’s all right with me. Shooting with film takes practice. And that practice means accepting that imperfections are part of the process. Seeing that those imperfections are okay, that they are what make that very image unique and special. That those imperfections are actually quite perfect just as they are – just like us… I hope you click through and read my full post here.

I’m also musing on music over at Mortal Muses today, sharing my thoughts on the mood and emotion that music evokes. I hope you check out that post, too.

I’m feeling so grateful for these two communities at Shutter Sisters and Mortal Muses. Grateful to be a part of these fabulous communities of women and to be sharing my voice and photographic point of view with them.

7 Responses

  1. Belinda says:

    Squee!!! Love The Shutter Sisters,this post and your blog!
    P.s We follow each other on IG.

    • Meghan says:

      Hi lovely Belinda!! Thanks for coming by the blog and saying “hi.” And of course I know who you are!!! xoxoxo

  2. kelly says:

    Love, love, love this photo! I might even want to marry it. 🙂

  3. Corinna says:

    You are blowing up all over the Internets! And the Internets are better for having you all over them! Congratulations, dear.

  4. This just the beginning! You are on fire. xoxo tam

  5. Cherish says:

    Love what you say about embracing the imperfections. So simple and yet profound. Congrats on your features at MM and SS.

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