Trent Miles Photography » Indiana Film and Wedding Photographer

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  • My friends tell me I’m easily inspired.

    Two years ago, I walked around with a tree guide in my back pocket hoping to learn all about the native trees in our area. Before that, I bought a harmonica (key of C... big mistake) and aspired to play one mad harp! I began shooting my freshman year at Indiana University when I took an intro. to photography class. It didn't take long before I was inspired again! Ask me about trees or harps and I will gladly tell you all about them. Ask me about photography and, five hours later, you will regret you ever did : )

    After God and family, photography consumes me.

    Photo by Henry Photography

Experiments in Film

I have been dying to post this little personal project since I shot it a couple weeks ago. That’s part of the magic of film for me – the wait, the anticipation, the lack of instant gratification – it all builds in to the experience of shooting film.

Abby agreed to be a body for the afternoon. I was testing out my newly purchased used Canon 1V from These guys are great. I bought a couple cameras from them recently and have been super happy. Everything was processed by Richard Photo Lab.

Okay, so when you have a model this good looking, it’s hard to mess up :)  I just can’t get over the consistency in every shot. The retention in the highlights, and the look from the medium format Bronica. I can’t imagine what the colors of spring are going to bring to a shoot like this.

Do you shoot film? Let me know what you like and dislike about shooting film in the comments. Do you have any advice for someone just starting out in film?

Below are a couple of medium format shots from the day. I’m hoping to use this camera more often, but the lack of autofocus and not having an in camera meter make it a pretty risky camera to shoot with when you’re paying over $1 per shot.

Arielle - May 7, 2012 - 12:02 am

Beautiful work, Trent! film is not dead! I highly, highly recommend getting a lightmeter for your MF camera-once you see the results you can get with MF film, RPL and your handheld lightmeter you will be addicted-there’s NOTHING more beautiful!

Mai Lawson - September 24, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Your film photos look so beautiful. I am not a professional photographer. I start shooting film this month. It is lucky to see photos from your website.

365 days in photos, week 1

One week down. 51 more to go. I can’t wait to get to the end of this project and look back on 2012 one day at a time. Even looking back at my first thirteen days, it seems like months ago that I took some of these pictures. Some days the photos just come. Others, it’s a challenge. I’m pretty proud that I’ve stayed true to the challenge and only used images I took the same day. Some times I’ll come up with three or four usable shots for the day, but I’ve been picking the best one and tossing the rest.

Each image below has a story that goes along with it. You can learn more by visiting my 365 set on Flickr.

365 days in photos

I love photography! Have I every told you that? Well, I do! I recently had 11 full days off work. Yep, 11 days with no plans, no emails, no phone calls, no agenda. Although I thoroughly enjoy what I do everyday, the freedom that came with this break took me back to the days when I had all the time in the world to explore, be inspired, learn, grow, and just enjoy life.

I miss those days. I miss picking up my camera and shooting some photos. Just for me. Just because.

During my time off, I was inspired by the concept of a 365 Challenge. The challenge to shoot at least one photo every single day for one year.

I’m in! So many people say it’s work, and I’m sure I’ll say the same thing come day number 365, but for now, I’m genuinely exited to weave this love for photography into my every day routine.

You can follow along and leave some comments on Flickr or join me and my 365 Group!

5/365 Palm Sunday