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Rachel Gómez + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hey there, I’m @rachelgomezdotcom and I love the smell of developer in the morning. I’m a film nerd and have been since the age of 9, and even more so after graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography. Seriously, I didn’t even know how to format a digital card until two months before graduation. 

Around this time of year, I get “October Tired.” I feel exhausted from wedding season. This is when I feel inspired to create personal shoots, travel for fun and create work for myself. So that’s going to be the theme of my takeover—Getting Inspired and Out of Your Comfort Zone. Every post includes an image I love, advice to help you get inspired, try something new, along with some technical advice on how to get there. 

Thanks for following along! — Rachel

📷 on #ilford3200 rated at 1600 with a #contax645 in Denver, Colorado.

#pvtakeover #rachelsvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #filmcommunity #filmfeed #filmshooters #thefilmcommunity #heyfsc #filmphotographic #filmshooterscollective #brooksinstituteofphotography #grainisgood #blackandwhiteisworththefight #ilfordfilm #ilfordphoto @ilfordphoto

@rachelgomezdotcom #pvtakeover Day 1 // Find a Muse // I found Emily on Instagram, we were both fascinated by each other. We spent a few hours at a local gallery, shooting for fun. Some of my favorite images came from that day, and it had nothing to do with business, clients or publication. We played with movement, minimalism, expired film and the idea of creating a self portrait through a muse.

📷 on #trix400 with a #contax645 at @gallery1261 in Denver, Colorado.

#rachelsvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #kodakfilm #trix #analog #analoguevibes #analogphotography #filmisnotdead #gallery1261 #blackandwhiteisworththefight #bnw_life #ic_bw #blackandwhitephotography #madewithkodak #filmportrait #portraitmood #makeportraits #postthepeople @kodakprofessional @kodak @fata.organa @instagram

@rachelgomezdotcom #pvtakeover Day 1 // Shoot Inside // Window light has always inspired me, especially in Renaissance paintings. This entire shoot was created indoors, using mostly window light. It was fun to play with angles to create different moods and colors. The challenge to work indoors helped me to see light that much better.

📷 on #portra800 rated at 640 with a #contax645 in Denver, Colorado. As seen on @weddingsparrow.

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@rachelgomezdotcom #pvtakeover Day 1 // Create Your Own Light // When I started planning this shoot, I knew I wanted to use this textured wall, but the existing light was terrible. I brought in two large continuous lights to recreate the window light from the rest of the shoot. It gave us more options for how we could use the space, and created beautiful catch lights in the model’s eyes.

📷 on #portra800 rated at 640 with a #contax645 in Denver, Colorado. As seen on @weddingsparrow.

#rachelsvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #filmscan #filmprocessing #kodakfilm #madewithkodak #catchlights #portrait #analog #believeinfilm #filmcamera #filmfeed #film #filmcommunity @kodakprofessional @kodak @premastyle @lizweg @shopgossamer @priscillafosterhandmade @silkandwillow @caitlinakonom @moniquelhuillier @moniquelhuillierbride @annabebridal @sofiakaman

@rachelgomezdotcom #pvtakeover Day 1 // Shoot Wide and Horizontal // I’m guilty of sticking with the 80mm lens on my Contax 90% of the time. And I have to remind myself to shoot horizontal images. There are images that just don’t conform to my usual set up, like this portrait taken in a narrow hallway. I switched to the 45mm lens to capture more of the space and went horizontal to play with the reflection.

📷 on #portra800 rated at 640 with a #contax645 through a #45mm lens at @thedewittoakhill in Oak Hill, New York. As seen on @greenweddingshoes.

#rachelsvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #filmscan #filmprocessing #kodakfilm #madewithkodak #contax #filmshooterscollective #mediumformat #analog @kodakprofessional @kodak @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal @schonebride @marlymk @dominiquespindler