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Katie Grant + PV Takeover

Stephen Wood

Hello! @katiegrantphoto here for a very exciting takeover . . . Over the next few days, I can’t wait to share some of my favourite images and some advice for fellow film shooters (& beginners). First up—composition. I am constantly looking to frame my subjects using surrounding elements. I love how the canopy of branches perfectly creates an alcove for our bride in this image. #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @paigerylands @_ivyflowers_ @kaylamarshallweddinghair @ruedeseinebridal @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Light is one of the most beautiful and captivating subjects, and it is never better than when captured on film rather than with pixels. A filmstrip absorbs light to create a soft, romantic and ethereal image, as seen here in this long exposure inside St. Peter's Church in Vienna, Austria. @katiegrantphoto #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #vienna #austria #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Don’t be afraid to get “intimate” with your subjects. Getting your camera in their personal space creates a sense of intimacy and warmth in the image and pulls the viewer in—thus creating a personal connection to the image. @katiegrantphoto #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kyliebbear @kaylamarshallweddinghair @jacquibradfield @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Movement in an image can be very powerful, especially when it is solidly rooted with eye contact. The viewer is torn whether to follow the upward movement of her hand, the sweeping lines of her hair in the breeze, or return to center with her commanding gaze. All of these elements keep the viewer’s eye moving around your image and keep your audience engaged. @katiegrantphoto #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra160 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @liesel_claire @ham_creative @gwendolynne @connie_whitlock @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

As fine art photographers, we sometimes forget to capture the “in-betweens.” I had just finished Samantha’s bridal portraits, and as I was putting down my camera, she went to gaze out over the balcony at her ceremony. The moment was so full of life and anticipation, nerves and beauty. Be truly present in every moment . . . this is a massive benefit of shooting film, you won’t miss those moments engrossed in your camera’s playback screen (since your film camera doesn’t have one). @katiegrantphoto #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @verawanggang @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Lastly, let’s build on emotion. Whether it’s a portrait session, sporting event, travel photography or a wedding, there is always the opportunity to emotionally connect with an image. Here we feel the anticipation, the excitement and the pure joy of our bride arriving on her wedding day—something everyone can recognise and connect with. @katiegrantphoto #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @gwendolynne @jessgiles @kaylamarshallweddinghair @kristyogram @_ivyflowers_ @fujifilm_northamerica

Thanks for following along! I couldn’t resist sharing one last image because . . . well, this bokeh! Whilst you can capture bokeh with many different cameras, I feel the Zeiss glass on a Contax provides unrivalled results, as seen here. @katiegrantphoto #katiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @watterswtoo @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm