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We're a small-town, family owned and operated photo lab that never gave up on film. Today we provide top-notch film processing, scanning, and printing services from film and digital with the best customer service in the industry.

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Callie Manion + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

Find Inspiration

@calliemanionphotography #pvtakeover Day 3: Have you ever walked into a wedding and thought, “Nope. I don’t like any of this. Never going on my website” or something similar? I challenge you to find ONE THING that inspires you at every wedding, portrait session, editorial, etc. Some may argue that this is a job, and sometimes we shoot things we personally don’t love and that’s okay—but I’m going to disagree. Yes, it’s a job, and sometimes we take weddings that we wouldn’t necessarily plan ourselves, right? But why does that have to mean we’ll never advertise it or won’t feel inspired? We are artists! We can find inspiration anywhere! I challenge you to go find the one flower, the one drapery, the one shadow that plays across your clients face, or whatever it is, and take inspiration from it. Then use that to re-energize yourself and make magic!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #mamiya645af at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake, Texas.

#calliesvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @qthemua @kariissalee @jayboggess @bjncp

Workflow

@calliemanionphotography #pvtakeover Day 3: If I can give one tip to anyone feeling overwhelmed by the business of wedding photography, it is to establish a reliable workflow! And AUTOMATE it! I had this on my to-do list for months before I finally just sat down one day and found myself doing it. It took an entire day to set up my email templates into automated emails and set up a workflow system that would link to clients and automatically email, send questionnaires, contracts, etc., but it makes a world of difference! Are you relying on yourself, calendars and a to-do list made on sticky notes? I was there, too. And I’m telling you—let a system do the work for you! Go and invest in one, there’s several to choose from (@17hatshq, @tavestudiomanager, @honeybook, etc.) Find one that works for you and use it!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #mamiya645af at #bethesdafountain in Central Park, NYC.

#calliesvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @annacampbellbridal @melodyle @ecomakeupartist 

Experiment

@calliemanionphotography #pvtakeover Day 3: Are you used to shooting sun flare on digital to get that magical effect? Experiment with it on film, and you’ll quickly learn that too much light will create muddy images, but just enough light can wrap around your subjects and make them pop! It really takes experimenting in order to learn how to manipulate light and find the method that works best for you. Once you have done that, don’t stop. Experiment with your depth of field next. Just because you hear of someone shooting at f/2 constantly doesn’t mean every shot has to be wide open. Experiment with different apertures. Maybe you prefer shooting at f/4. Maybe not. But you’ll never know unless you experiment! 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #mamiya645af at @littlechapelinthewoods in Denton, Texas.

#calliesvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #txwomans #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @gritandgoldweddings @madewithlovebridal @aandbe_bridalshop @shapirodiamonds @___rook @callidus_agency

Thank You

@calliemanionphotography #pvtakeover Day 3: Thanks everyone for following along on my takeover and a HUGE thank you to the best lab out there, PhotoVision! I have so much more to say (because, if I’m being honest, I’m always long-winded) so if you want to hear more of my ramblings and learn more about my experience/advice, please contact me! I offer mentoring and truly love teaching other creatives and helping them find their place in this industry. When I first started my film journey, I had amazing mentors and felt so supported by my lab (the awesome PhotoVision Team!) so I know the benefits of learning both on your own through trial-and-error and also through mentorships. You have a lot to offer, and I want to help you find your place! You can contact me through my website or email me directly! xo, Callie.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #mamiya645af at the @trinityinstitute in Tehuacana, Texas. 

#calliesvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #thetrinityinstitute #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @mossfloral @bhldn @qthemua @shapirodiamonds @kelseyradican @callidus_agency