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Kyle John + PVTakeover + Day 3

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@kylejohnphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: OK, so we all agree traveling and photographing new experiences and locations on #film is awesome! And though we have strategies to keep our film safe (see my last post), unexpected crazy things can happen while traveling. Because of this, I always shoot more digital when photographing abroad. When shooting local weddings, I typically shoot 80-90% film. When shooting destination weddings, I still shoot lots of film, but I also shoot LOTS of digital back-ups. Cover all your bases to give yourself peace of mind while traveling with film!

📷 on #portra400 with a #contax645 in Chicago.

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@kylejohnphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: I love clients who continually push me to do better and want to create art with me—who have that same desire and passion to just create something awesome! Those clients who are willing to run to the top of a mountain at sunset or the ones who are willing to hang out with me all day! The process of making an image is different for everyone. I seek to create a type of image no one has done before, whether that be by shooting in a unique location or having a different kind of subject matter, I just want to create something new and different, I want to push the boundaries. A few years back I flew out to California for an engagment shoot. I caught an early flight from Chicago and landed in San Francisco around 8 a.m. My clients met me at the airport with coffee in hand. We went to their house and picked outfits for their engagement shoot. We then drove from San Francisco to Tomales Bay to have oysters, then continued on to Point Reyes for our sunset shoot overlooking the ocean. It was magical. The lighting was perfect, there were whales dancing in the distance and walruses singing. We later returned to San Francisco where I grabbed a burrito and caught the 10 p.m. flight home. It was an amazing day with no timelines or pressure, our only focus was forming relationships and creating something beautiful, something unique.

📷 on #portra400 with a #contax645 in Wisconsin.

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@kylejohnphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: I typically don’t turn to social media for inspiration. Instead, I gain a lot of inspiration from my father. We have so many conversations revolving around photography and art. Last year, we all went to Iceland and it was the most rejuvenating trip I had ever taken. My dad and I got to shoot together again and that just brought me back to the basics. Taking trips like this is SO rewarding. I encourage everyone to go somewhere new at least once a year. Exploring a new location to gather inspiration is such a rejuvenating experience I think all artists need.

📷 on #portra400 with a #contax645 in Iceland.

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@kylejohnphoto #pvtakeover Day 3: Another source of constant inspiration to me is the one and only #AnselAdams. I find myself continually inspired by Adams’ vision, honesty, his use of composition and the complexity of how he approached each image. He once said, “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Challenge yourself to grow, look for inspiration everywhere you go. You’ll find you always excel when you’re outside of your comfort zone. Allow your passion, your art, to transform.

Thank you all SO much for following along this week! And a huge thanks to PhotoVision for being the best lab out there! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to DM me @kylejohnphoto or head on over to  www.kylejohnphoto.com. Starting this Fall I will begin offering 1:1 workshops. Please get in touch if you have any interest or questions!


📷 on #portra400 with a #contax645 in Iceland.

#kylesvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodakprofessional @kodak