Franklin, TN | January 3, 2015

I’m notoriously slow at posting photos to Instagram. So appropriately, I’m going to make up for months and years of neglecting this blog by posting all my old photos!

January’s Instameet brought us to historic Franklin, Tennessee! We began in the familiar downtown area and began to make our way off the beaten path.  I had a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus loaded in my Nikkormat FTn, a nice black and white 400 ASA film. I stuck with my Nikkor SC 50mm lens.

Lured Kaylee into this alleyway for this roll starter.
Lured Kaylee into this alleyway for this roll starter.
Just making sure the roll is started.
Just making sure the roll is started.
Alex doing his best Jack Frost the Ripper.
Alex doing his best Jack Frost the Ripper.
Me and Jonathan take this same picture every time we meet.
Me and Jonathan take this same picture every time we meet.
Had to get a shot of these ladies just hanging out against the wall.
Had to get a shot of these ladies just hanging out against the wall.
Our crowd came across this pair of gorgeous dogs on Main Street.
Our crowd came across this pair of gorgeous dogs on Main Street.
Had Aaron stand by the incredible light streaming through the stairwell.
Had Aaron stand by the incredible light streaming through the stairwell.
Josh brought a great prop from the Mitchell Bat Co.
Josh brought a great prop from the Mitchell Bat Co.
I'm so happy with how this shot came out. Had Josh hold up the bat like a warrior.
I’m so happy with how this shot came out. Had Josh hold up the bat like a warrior.
Hardest core Jonathan you'll ever see.
Hardest core Jonathan you’ll ever see.
Had Claire run down a level to get this shot.
Had Claire run down a level to get this shot.
The marquee looks just as brilliant in broad daylight as it does lit up at night.
The marquee looks just as brilliant in broad daylight as it does lit up at night.
Alex keeping an eye on us from above.
Alex keeping an eye on us from above.
Christine joined us ever so briefly before taking off for Nevada. Glad to have snapped this portrait while she was still a Tennessean.
Christine joined us ever so briefly before taking off for Nevada. Glad to have snapped this portrait while she was still a Tennessean.
Risha striking a pose.
Risha striking a pose.
Caught my reflection in Kaylee's glasses.
Caught my reflection in Kaylee’s glasses.

Then I loaded Fuji Superia 400.

Took the same shot on Superia.
Took the same shot on Superia.
Aaron illuminated by stained glass.
Aaron illuminated by stained glass.
Claire exploring the silo.
Claire exploring the silo.
Trespassing at the Silo.
Trespassing at the Silo.
My expert direction to these two was, "Just keep being adorable."
My expert direction to these two was, “Just keep being adorable.”
John standing in front of the Silo.
John standing in front of the Silo.
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes.
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes.
Sam, Kaylee and Claire in front of the Silo.
Sam, Kaylee and Claire in front of the Silo.
Lauren in direct sunlight.
Lauren in direct sunlight.
Jonathan posing by the water under a railroad bridge.
Jonathan posing by the water under a railroad bridge.
Josh sacrificing his socks in the wintry waters in front of this incredible art.
Josh sacrificing his socks in the wintry waters in front of this incredible art.
Kaylee standing out on the water.
Kaylee standing out on the water.
Josh smiling even with wet socks.
Josh smiling even with wet socks.
Paul and Bailey found a great spot for portraits. A really hard to get to spot.
Paul and Bailey found a great spot for portraits. A really hard to get to spot.
They climbed over for the shot. True explorers.
They climbed over for the shot. True explorers.

Instameets are great fun and you get to meet a lot of cool, creative people in your area. And folks always appreciate getting film shots taken of them. Work on your portrait game. As much as folk scoff at Superia 400 for being the stock they sell at Walgreens, it is a great, versatile film that I will always have in my belt. But it is great fun shooting multiple stocks and learning their strengths.

Shoot film.

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