Day 239/365 {film}

Angela Chang Photography Day 239 of 365

I thought I had lost the entire roll of film because I accidentally popped the film cover open before rewinding the film back in. When I got the developed film back, I was so thrilled to see that there was no light leak and all my exposures were intact. I had the whole roll printed.

I think I’m definitely going to keep playing with film. I can’t find a way to adjust the white balance, so I will probably stick with daylight. Also the low light performance is practically non-existent. I also have hard time focusing fast enough to catch the kids in action.

There’s just something so nostalgic and so true about film–it’s like being wrapped in an old warm blanket while on a cozy couch. I dig it.

Day 234/365 {his circle}

Angela Chang Photography Day 234 of 365

This is a digital scan of an image I took on film last week (hence a bit out of order with the date number on this). It’s Joshua’s “rock collection” as he calls it, lined up on a log at the beach. Each rock represents people most important to him in his circle. From left to right, we have:

  • Keanon (his all-time-favorite cousin)
  • Savanna
  • Joshua
  • Daddy (the biggest rock in the middle)
  • Mommy
  • Po-po (grandma)
  • Rachel (super awesome babysitter)
  • Hope (the postpartum doula we had for 10 months)

I love getting these little insights to his world and what is important to him.

The Cheakamus River

On our drive back from Whistler on the weekend, Josh pointed to the river and said, “Mommy, look! The ocean!”

I said, “That’s a river, baby. It’s called the Cheakamus River.”

Josh said, “Where are they?”

Confused, I said, “Where are who?”

Josh said, “The chickens.”

I asked, “What chickens?”

Josh said, “You said chicken river.”

I bursted out laughing and said, “No, the Cheakamus River!”

Josh wasn’t amused. He said, “Chicken-mus.”

I said, “No, not chicken. Chea-ka-mus.”

We tried it a few more times, but honestly, I have to admit it does sound a lot like “chicken-mus”.


63.8% through the 365

I started the 365 project in December 2013. The purpose is to take one image a day and share it. I have a few people to blame for inspiring me to do this (including you, Maria!).

Honestly, most days, I am just mad at myself for committing to such a stupid long project. Finding something to photograph every single day is not the easiest thing to do. And I’m not always motivated to download and edit the images I took the same day (and that’s why sometimes you see me post a week’s worth of images all at once). I have missed a bunch of days, and I don’t like all the images I shared. Most days, I can’t wait for this to be over. It’s a long and torturous death.

But then there are days I feel so inspired–inspired to try something new, inspired to shoot the same thing from 8 different angles to tell the story I want, inspired to capture that exact moment one of my kids makes an expression I love, inspired to find creativity in the mundane. Those days, I think, man, I can do this forever.

So what I’m trying to say is, it has been very rewarding yet torturous at the same time. On one hand I can’t wait for this to be over, and on the other hand I am loving pushing myself to do something with my photography on a daily basis.

Today I have no photo to post, because I took about 20 frames on the film camera. I have to finish the roll first and send it in for development (what an old school concept!). I’ll share one from the roll next week.