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  • Christine Chang

    Wedding Photographer. Adventurer. Ninja.

    Lover of brussel sprouts, chubby dogs, and theme parks.

    My interest in photography began in grade school. I would set up my "portrait studio” in the living room by hanging a bed sheet and shining house lamps toward it. Fast forward 20 years and today I am living my dream as a worldwide photographer based in Los Angeles.

    Here you will find some of my recent work along with adventures, personal growth, and other random banter.

I think it’s amazing how life can change in an instant.

You had no idea what it would look like for you to be a parent and BAM, you have a baby.

You wonder if you’ll ever meet your soul mate and one day they just show up.

You’re happily in love one day and break up the next.

You go out for a morning run and get hit by a car.

That last example was morbid.  Sorry.

But it’s possible.  Anything is possible.  It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time.

Change is the only constant.  I’m learning to flow with life better, like these extreme kayakers.

 

Sometimes paddling will move you forward, sometimes letting go of the damn oar will move you forward.  Things are much easier when you go with the flow and it’s silly to think you’d choose to have it any other way.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone.  I’m off to San Francisco to see the fam.

P.S. Kayakers must have abs of steel!

I had a client ask me if I could partially shoot her wedding using film.  I wanted to give her a big fat hug because it’s extremely rare that I get this request.

Some people can’t tell the difference or simply don’t care.  I usually just explain that film is organic and has more depth.  It gives a richness that digital can never replicate.

Below are two photos of the same girl.  On the left I used a $100 simple Canon Elan film camera with kodak film (like the kind you get at the drugstore).  On the right is a digital photo using my professional Canon 5D Mark III camera.

And that is the difference between film vs. digital.

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P.S.  If you’d like to see some photos I’ve taken with film, click here, here, here, or here.

  • a - November 20, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Dumb…. Shouldve taken the exact photo twice. Of course these will look totally different. Different lighting!

  • Christine C. - November 25, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Dear A – These photos were taken 30 seconds apart standing in the same spot. The model’s face may be different but the lighting is the same.

This photo was from a wedding last weekend.  It’s the quintessential of why I love what I do.

The bride had just gotten married at the chapel.  She was getting into the car to go to the reception when one of her best friends yelled out something charming (I forget what, but it’s something a BFF would say).  She turned around, gave this look, and then got in the car.

I didn’t have to say, “Hey, look over there and smile.  This is going to be a great photo!.”  This is a REAL moment created by two friends, and I got to be there to capture it.  When her grandkids see this, hopefully they will connect to it because it shows who she is.

That lights me up.

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