We did a quick overnight trip to Moab so a few of my buddies could do a climb. Unfortunately the weather didn’t work out for them to be able to climb what they planned on, but lucky for me I was able to snap some photos.
For my 30th birthday we took a trip to San Francisco for the weekend. It was a fun change of scenery to shoot in a big city with a lot of people. I shot film on three different cameras, Canon AE-1, Olympus XA2 and a canon elan. Film choices for this trip were Portra 400 as always and fuji pro 400, Ektar 100 and Ilford HP5 Plus.
I started a while ago going to thrift shops finding 35MM cameras getting them working and shooting film. It’s been a lot of fun, but i’ve wanted to share some of my finds. This camera was still in good working order when I found it! It was only $5.99. There is always a risk when it comes to shooting film, but every once in a while you get lucky and it all still works as planned. The little research I did on this camera before shooting I noticed that people were getting one of two things, blurry images or pretty sharp images. I lucked out and this thing still takes great pictures. I’ll for sure be using it more especially with how little it is! Here are some of the sample photos take from the first roll. Shot with some portra 400:
This thing is a rad little point and shoot and worth the risk for sure. If you ever see one in your thrift store it might be worth the risk!
This next set was shot with Tri X 400. I was really happy with a lot of shots from our walk around town.
Cell phones have come a long way obviously. It's also changed how we take photos in our everyday lives. Like most, I usually have my phone on me and use it for taking photos. In wanting to take my mobile photography to the next level I picked up some gear from Moment and started on my way. So here is a little about the gear and their app that I use when shooting photos on the go with my iPhone.
Gear: I have an iPhone 8+ so the native app does a great job, but the guys over at Moment have created an app and other cool things to help your phone go that much further. I've been using their gear for just over a year now and I love it. Here are a few things I'm currently using from them and things they have to offer.
- The iPhone 8+ Camera Case CHECK IT HERE
- Wide Angle Lens (I use this the most) CHECK IT HERE
Here are some side by sides of some shots with and without the moment wide lens:
Views from the Moment app (Screenshots while shooting). It allows you to have full control while shooting. Not only that, but it allows you to shoot in RAW
Some images shot on iPhone using the Moment app in RAW and edited using Lightroom mobile. Top is the edited photo and bottom is the raw photo on my phone.
Final Thoughts - If you're wanting to take your phone photography to the next level I would for sure at least download the moment app and lightroom on your phone and start playing with it.
We took the kids to the fair and of course I had to take a some photos!
Life changes and things that were a priority change as well. I've had the privilege to get out and shoot some amazing places. Top of that list was probably Iceland. I know in the future I'll still have the opportunity to shoot amazing places, but with a new baby and full-time job (which I really enjoy) and a wife that works her butt off it's not like it used to be. My wife challenged me to do a photo a day for 30 days. So that's what I'm going to do. I think this will help me get creative and create images that are out of my comfort zone. I'll be using a few different things to shoot, my phone of course because that's easy and accessible all the time. I'll be using the Moment app (
So starting today September 1st, I'm going to take and share a photo every day of this month. It will for sure be a challenge.
I'll be posting all of my photos here: http://www.cameronmkirby.com/30-day-photo-challenge
I haven't had the chance to spend a ton of time with the Sony A7III quite yet, but there are a few things that I already love about it. I'll talk about those in a future post, but for now here are some shots I took for my sisters website. www.kennakirbyart.com
Camera: Sony A7III
Lens: Sony 55 1.8 Ziess Lens
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I had a bunch of film rolls laying around that I just had developed from the past year. I'm really happy with how a lot of these photos came out with no touch up at all. I guess that's the magic of film. I still have a lot to learn with it. Getting these rolls developed really help me realize how fun it is and makes me better at shooting photos.
Here are some latest from the black and white I shot.
We got up early to hit both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. It was a long day, but well worth it. Zion is one of the most photogenic places I've ever been! It was my first time seeing Bryce Canyon and I'm excited to go back during the summer to explore more.
For prints of any photos you see please email me at Cameron@cameronmkirby.com! Thanks!
Rock climbings hard. Harder then I thought. But it's also fun, with little wins as you accomplish things. I'm lucky to be surrounded by outgoing people who keep me on my toes and progressing and trying new things. I got out this past weekend with my friends Tyson and Trevor. Took some shots while at Maple Canyon.