Film Photographer Spotlight: Jonathan Canlas

Name: Jonathan Canlas
Age: 37
Location: recently moved to Hauula, HI
Photographing For: since 1996, professionally since 2001

Cameras: Contax 645, Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
Fav Films: Kodak Portra

Jonathan on why he shoots film:

“I’ve shot film from day one.  Attempted to convert to digital a couple times, but have stayed 100% film throughout my whole career.  I shoot film for a myriad of reasons. The main reason is the look.  I love the images I can get straight out of camera without manipulation on my end.   I also shoot film to minimize my time behind a computer.  I’m a husband and father of 6 kids 9 and under and shooting film gives the the ability to do what I love and still have a family life.  I’m a photographer, not a digital editor.  Also, I love the mindset that comes with shooting film.  I’m not burning through rolls and rolls of film at assignments or when shooting personally.  When I take a shot, I take one and move on.  It really slows me down, makes me very deliberate in how I compose and when I hit the shutter.  I’ve shot mostly weddings for the span of the last 13 years and am making a move towards more commercial/lifestyle and families.  I shoot a ton of personal work of my travels and my family.

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Find and follow Jonathan Canlas:

Film Is Not Dead

http://canlasphotography.blogspot.com 

http://thefindlab.com

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