Annie Lance, portrait photographer : blog

A black & white portrait photographer. Documenting children & their people. Wakefield, QC



Today is day 1 of 100 days. Last year, I did a black & white photo every day for 100 days. And then had a gorgeous stack of black and white photographs... that sit on my computer. I must print. I nearly chose to do 100 days of printing this year.

Instead, I chose 100 days of Snail Mail. Why? because Snail Mail is my favourite. I have many many favourite things - like WAY many. But snail mail is very very near the top. It's always been near the top. forever. 

My kids were inspired to do 100 days of something as well. Elizabeth will be attempting 100 days of handlettering in her new planner. Juliette will be attempting 100 days of keyboard practice/lessons. And Alexandre asked if he could do 100 days of... photography. And so for starters, he's using my old dSLR (which we've discovered has a battery that lasts all of 5 minutes at the moment!) but he wanted to go straight to the film camera -- so hopefully in the next little bit he'll be shooting film too. and hopefully he's at the exact right age to learn all this and that he just might become slightly obsessed with the camera. Slightly... just enough to learn the how it works and to use it properly. I'm not sure it'll last 100 days but hopefully enough days to learn a few things on manual :)  

Oh and I might attempt 100 days of photos again. But I'm going to attempt very hard to NOT share them 100 days in a row... because less is more when it comes to time spent online. 

And this... Alexandre's day 1 of 100 photographs.

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Ramblings from the Trail {March 14 2018}

{Ramblings from the trail} 1. FEELING alive is more important than BEING alive. Almost always. 2. The bears are still asleep, I hope. 3. When you wake up to more snow you didn't realize was coming, you hit your favourite trail. 4. Hiking 5km in snow you could be snowshoeing in is the equivalent of 10km. Pace yourself. I didn't. 5. Took one of my mid layers off at the exact wrong time. 6. Wind means the trees won't be as picturesque as you'd hope... but it also means you'll find yourself, mid forest, in complete white out bliss. 7. Trail grooming has got to be a cool job. Not for me, I'd surely hit a tree or something... but the guy grooming this morning must have had a blast! 8. Silence is golden. #ramblingsfromthetrail Gatineau Park, Mackenzie King Estate, Lauriault Loop.