I shot these photographs with a Diana Mini 35mm toy film camera. The photographs were taken during a climb up Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as during a kayaking excursion a little further along the coast in Simon's Town, South Africa. Three people from our group of six chose to hike up Table Mountain (I made it up in just over an hour while taking photos!) and the other three went with the cable car option, which wasn't a bad choice seeing as how it was in the mid nineties that day! I made the (foolish) decision to take up my camera backpack that was bursting at the seams with four cameras (35mm film, 120mm film, polaroid land camera, and my Canon 6D) and an exposed camelbak bladder that I had tied to the outside where a tripod is supposed to be strapped, which all added up to an aching back in the end. Everyone made it safely up the steep terrain, and the line for the cable car tickets ended up taking about as long as the hike up to the top. Thankfully we all brought enough water and there was a place to buy ice-cream or beer at the top, because it was a pretty sweaty day! The photographs that were taken in Simon's Town were taken during our sea-kayaking tour (a first for me, I had only done freshwater kayaking prior to this) which was a fun experience. We got to sea some seals up close, some sea birds, and even a few penguins! The wind was pretty fierce paddling out, but paddling back in was a "breeze". Capturing these photographs while out having fun in South Africa with Mary Franks, Ryan Franks, Laura Smith, Max Smith, and my amazing fiancé Alyssa Drew was a blast! I can't wait for the next adventure!!!
Ryan and Mary were married in South Africa at the Kikuyu Game Lodge on December 30th, 2015. Of course not every one of their friends and family members were able to make it to South Africa, so Ryan and Mary held a late wedding reception on February 6th at The Stone Barn (https://www.facebook.com/TheStoneBarn/?fref=ts) in Sherwood, Michigan. The reception went smoothly, and the team at The Old Barn was very helpful. Mary did an excellent job choosing a venue, as The Stone Barn had an amazing atmosphere, nice lighting, and (again!) a very helpful staff. Ryan and Mary had a great time on the dance floor, and their German shepherd Pink was having a great time on the dance floor for much of the evening as well (albeit laying down in everyone's way). Pink was a huge hit with the children, and so were the crayons that were coupled with paper tablecloths for the kids to draw on. There was plenty of tasty food, and more than enough drinks. Congratulations to Ryan and Mary on their new marriage, their AMAZING wedding, and their very fun reception. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from their reception, check out the rest of them at http://www.scottwhitworthphotography.com on the home page or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/scottwhitworthphotography/.
Double exposures occur when one exposed frame of a photographic negative overlaps another exposed frame, either completely or partially. These overlapping frames form an area on the negative that has been exposed twice, thus the term "double exposure". Above are some double exposures that I took in South Africa this past holiday season, shot on both 120 b&w film and 35mm color film with a Diana F+ toy camera and a Diana Mini toy camera, respectively.
My double exposures were made by shooting two frames in-camera onto the same area of a negative, but these results from a traditional method can also be accomplished now in Adobe Photoshop or in-camera on Digital SLR camera bodies. Here is a video that details the Adobe Photoshop method, enjoy!
I had a blast in South Africa bringing in the 2016 New Year, and I am glad that I purchased an old Polaroid Land Camera to bring along! This specific camera was made in the late 60's/early 70's, and is still in great working order. Although they aren't very time efficient and they collect a crazy amount of dust, these Polaroids have an image quality that just can't be matched with today's digital capture methods. Check out the Polaroid photos that I took while in South Africa by scrolling down on my website's home page. Fellow Kendall photography graduate Bud Kibby shared a video link with me that details the process through which one can obtain a usable negative (excitement!) from the Fujifilm FP-100c instant polaroid film that I was using. Here is the video, try not to be distracted by the sound effects.
Someone didn't want his picture taken! I always love a chance to get back to my roots, which are film photography and taking funny pictures of my two cats. This photo was taken on 35mm color film with a "toy camera", which is (in this case at least) a camera that is completely made of plastic. This was the last photo on a roll of film, thus the markings across the center of the image.
Scott Whitworth received his BFA in photography from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Whitworth is an award-winning photographer who has traveled across the world to photograph, and he has exhibited his