Hey! Happy Film Friday!
I’m finally getting a hang of this “blogging” thing. Instead of editing ALL.THE.TIME. I’m having much more fun sharing the images I create. You know, the whole reason I got into this photography thing 5 years ago??? I know I’m becoming a broken record, but gosh darn it I LOVE film! So I’m especially proud to share this Auburn University engagement session photographed mere days before Christmas last year. It’s my very first engagement session shot exclusively on film! I didn’t so much as bring a single memory card for my digital cameras.
Yes, I was secretly terrified. But because I spent so much time PRACTICING on non-paying clients, I was ready, despite what my brain was screaming at me. My heart is in this and well, my heart > brain when it comes to this passion of mine. Yet, as with every time I pick up a camera for a portrait session or wedding, I still learn new things I can apply to the next event. This session was a mix of two different film stocks, shot on a severely overcast day, close to sunset. I came out the other side knowing what film stock I prefer for my style of photography and that I need to trust film can handle overexposure (all the light!) even more than I once thought. And I also now know that a video light + film works wonders after sunset (hello last minute holi paint powder fight!). Overall, I am thrilled with the results and glad I finally ripped off the film bandaid. This session instilled so much confidence in my film photography capabilities and ultimately led to my decision to officially go hybrid for 2015. So thank you Peter + Elizabeth, for being the first couple to fully trust me and gracefully handle not being able to “see the back of the camera”! I’m so grateful I will continue forgiving you both for being Auburn fans. 😉
Your film and Georgia Bulldog loving photographer
Blend of Fuji 400h + Portra 400
Canon EOS 1V
Scanned + Developed by Dunwoody Photo