Indie Art Photoblog: jose villa workshop

Friday, April 11, 2008

jose villa workshop

i am a HUGE, HUGE Jose Villa fan, and i got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend his amazing workshop in California last week. Suffice it to say, he is a creative GENIUS - his talent will blow you away. And he is such a kind person - I think he has no idea what a SUPERSTAR he is!

so i shot my first roll of film ever, and here they are! these are straight out of the camera, no photoshop at all (keep in mind that these are scans):

I'll share more about my California adventure later, but right now I have to get crack-a-lackin!


Blogger Donita said...


8:52 PM  
Blogger Angie Monson said...

these are all magazine worthy. amazing! I miss film somtimes, straight out of the camera print ready.


10:31 PM  
Blogger Kristin Cook said...

simply stunning. I can't believe they are SOOC. Very nice!

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you say....magazine spread!!! WOW!

10:48 PM  
Blogger umami photography said...

Wowie! They're beautiful.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These are simply amazing. Spectacular work. I'm in complete awe over here!!! I miss film all the time. I love the look and feel of it. You have inspired me in so many ways with this post. Thank you!!!!

1:06 AM  
Blogger Ryan Christensen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I haven't shot film in a long time... makes me want to break out the F5!

1:17 AM  
Blogger Lacey Jane said...

I have to agree with everyone else- stunning!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Digital or film -- you rock Anna! These are gorgeous! Some days, I would love to shoot film and not have to process in photoshop. (And I am also a huge fan of Jose Villa - lucky you for attending the workshop)

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning Anna... simply breathtaking!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMAZING! :) these are perfection.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Stacee Maree said...

Holy Cow! Those are beautiful. Some time you make me very jealous that I can't do what you can do. What an amazing job. You go girl.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Jennica said...

These images are breathtaking!!! Too bad you had to scan them, I would love to see them in person :) What a great experience you had in Cali...I am glad it was a worthwhile endeavor. I hope the switch to film is a good one for you. I think we are all going to go into withdrawl from your photoshoping days though. :(

10:51 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Lovely, simply lovely!

9:42 PM  
Blogger Angela Fielding said...

That's it! I'm going back to medium format. These are gorgeous!!! See you can not produce that color, and glow with digital. I can't anyway. What a neat experience. I met Jose at WPPI. He was such cool guy! Oh I'm so jealous!!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Wow Wow Wow!!!! Absolutely breathtaking!!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Rachel Clare said...


(And, what an opportunity! WOW!)

10:42 AM  
Blogger Jen said...


6:51 PM  
Blogger Jenny B said...

I wanna be just like you when I grow up! Jenny

11:10 PM  
Blogger Marc, Michelle, Jackson, and Bennett said...

These are gorgeous! They have a simple beauty that I just LOVE! No photoshop...straight out of camera!? Truly amazing! I would love to be YOU! Thanks for all your help and Time this morning!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

first time with film?! looks amazing!

(we have to compare workshop notes!)

I'm a fan of jose villa too :)

11:07 AM  
Blogger Crystalyn said...

wow anna! unbelievable. they are beautiful.

so are you leaving digital and switching to film?

the workshop sounds amazing.

4:39 PM  
Blogger sweetevis said...

im a huge fan of jose villa!! and these are amazing.. lovely place too. you are really lucky :]

1:18 AM  
Blogger Summerdayblues said...

Wow, these pictures are soooo gorgeous! Love to see more ... :-)

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are incredible. Girl, *you* are going to be a ROCKSTAR yourself someday.

I've been thinking loads about film lately ... I miss it so much. At some point I'm sure I'll go back.

Glad you had an awesome time!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Thanks so much, friends! No, I'm not switching to film *yet* - I loved trying it out, though. That was my first time, so now I feel I can legitimately call myself a "photographer" =)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Monica McNeill said...

These are such beautiful pictures. I've also checked out your actions and was wondering the the PS Elements were going to be available? I can't wait!!!


12:04 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

sorry monica - I'm not sure yet. Send me an email, and I'll email you when they are available.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Dramatic Imaging said...

what made you want to do film? I really cant believe this are not photoshopped! I mean I believe you, but amazing!

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous images and what a super hot couple!

12:43 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

you can have my Mamiya if you want it...I was going to donate it. my blog is private now did you get the invitation to view it? I'll send you another one. AWESOME pictures here!

8:48 PM  
Blogger mindy said...

film??? I am seriously impressed!

7:13 PM  
Blogger .E. said...

Ohhh Anna these are gorgeous.. Just found your blog from a flickr link

7:30 PM  
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