About Film Photography

I can’t believe it has been about 7 months since I wrote my first blog post about film. I remember being so confused about what to do with my love for film back then. I wanted to start shooting it more but I had no idea how to incorporate it into my business. I came across my goals for 2013 a couple of weeks ago and saw that one of them was to shoot at least 10 sessions on film. Little did I know I would be making such a shift in my business this year. After a slow transition, I am finally shooting all portrait sessions and most of weddings days on film. I honestly believe this was the best decision for myself, my business and my clients. Film makes me a better photographer. I am not saying film is better, but it makes me more aware and more intentional about my photos. Film slows me down and every time I press the shutter, I know what I am capturing. With digital, I didn’t. I overshot constantly and I hated going home after a shoot because of it. Financially, film is expensive but after much discussion, both Matt and I realized it was worth it for the business and also for my life, as it frees some of the post-processing time. This year, I slowly started introducing film to some of my weddings, slowly shooting more film and shooting less digital. It was a scary and exciting transition until I felt comfortable enough to leave the digital to Matt and fully switch to film. I am in love with photography again because of this and I think my clients are getting the best of me, which is always my goal. I sincerely believe I’m not following a trend, I’m following my heart.

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  • Bec Robson - September 17, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    Love this! I bought a medium format camera a while back and am too scared to use it on shoots. I bring it with me and then resort to digital – just in case… Shooting personal stuff with film has slowed me down and made me more purposeful about how I shoot – but making that jump to shoot my paid sessions on film is still a road block for me. Going to just ease into like you have. Start off with a few frames during prep on digital, then a few on film. Hopefully I too will be able to feel more confident about doing entire jobs on film as one of the perks for me too is less/no post processing.ReplyCancel

  • Jana Long - September 18, 2013 - 2:46 am

    GORGEOUS Valentina!!!!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Sue Wheelock - September 18, 2013 - 2:55 am

    Go girl!!ReplyCancel

  • Wendi Smith Solari - September 18, 2013 - 4:25 am

    Such beautiful images.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Lord - September 18, 2013 - 10:22 pm

    So excited to see this, as we’re now following in your footsteps! I’m falling in love with photography all over again as we’re delving into film!ReplyCancel

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  • Samantha Meyer - September 30, 2013 - 11:50 pm

    You rock!! Miss you!!ReplyCancel

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