I have been photographing the Walk for Life fundraiser for the past few years. It is a beautiful time of the year. Summer and autumn are battling each other and it is still shorts weather. The walk starts in Liberty Park and then heads to downtown Salt Lake City and finally ends in the 9th and 9th area.
This is definitely an event to bring your canine companions. Dogs are all over the place and of course they’re excited for the big walk. This year they have had a dedicated cycling event tied to the Walk. The cyclists have a different course but wind up in the same spot as the walkers. This is all to help raise money for those living with HIV/AIDS in Utah.
Starting early in the morning means I get beautiful light to photograph the Walk for Life. And this year I brought along an old film camera with some expire film. The expire film gives a really different look that is fade and feels very 1970s. It was a lot of fun to use both digital and expired film. You’ll know which is which just from the color and contrast. Funky stuff.
It is fun to see the people get together to support those living with HIV/AIDS in Utah. Thousands and their families deal with the disease and the Utah AIDS Foundation has been helping for almost 30 years. There is no cure only treatment, and it is expensive.
This is my chance to get some pet photography practice. Photographing dogs is more challenging than children. Although, both are a challenge.
The group Cheer Salt Lake, a local GLBT cheer squad, performed and rallied the walkers. They are a relatively new group in SLC and they are growing and finding some roots in the LGBT community. It has been fun to watch them grow from just a few members to an entire team.
Here is a direct comparison between the digital and expired film. It isn’t a true comparison between film and digital since I was using expired film on purpose. The expired film gives a Instagram kind of look to the film. Full of imperfection and almost a retro look.