I’ve been shooting weddings fairly sporadically for about 8-9 years now, I’ve always just shot them with the digital, but have been finding this increasingly uninspiring. Yesterday, armed with a my Leica M-A, M3, 50mm ‘cron, 90mm elmar and a couple of rolls of Portra 400, I took the first step to addressing that sense of being uninspired and shot a pre-wedding shoot entirely on film.
Processed at my local high street D&P I am sure there is room for improvement in terms of the potential for quality from Portra – I had to do a little touching up to get the colours a little better, but, all in all I am fairly happy with the outcome. What’s more important is that I didn’t find myself concerned that I wasn’t going to get the shots I wanted. I suspect this was helped by the fact that I was only a second photographer to James Greenoff who organised, set up the shoot and was there armed with a stack of kit, but to be honest I didn’t thing about that either really, I just got on with what I had to get on with. The irony is, I am so much more comfortable with film cameras than digital cameras these days, that I really shouldn’t have anything to worry about just shooting film… Hopefully this is definitely one of the first step toward doing a lot more film shooting for work, it certainly made me a lot happier doing it!
Anyway, here are the results from the day… Shot on a working farm, so I’ve included some of the shots from the times in between those we spent with the couple
Some more shots from the day here
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