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Maria Lamb + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 3: When I started photographing weddings, I told myself that I would somehow (whether it be through workshops, online courses or learning from a friend or role model) educate myself at least once a year. This not only keeps you learning new things, but also keeps you inspired. This is something I will continue to do because there is always room for growth and there will always be new things to learn. I had the privilege of learning from @josevilla (one of the best in our industry) at the #mexicoworkshop2014 and my business and mindset truly changed after that experience. At the time, I was still very scared of film. But at the workshop, all the film was paid for and the lab fees were heavily discounted, so I thought, now is the time! Just go for it and shoot as much as I want! At the end of the first day, all the other attendees had shot 10-15 rolls each and I had shot, like, 4. I realized I just needed to dive in. The next day, I shot my heart out. It was really freeing for me, and from that day forward it made  me more confident with shooting film.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #jalisco #mexico #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @josevillaworkshops #josevillaworkshops @lauriearons @sweetnsaucyshop @saipua @casadeperrin @karinapuentearts @ambermoondesign @haciendaelcarmen @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 3: In this oversaturated market, comparing yourself to others can be discouraging—especially when we as photographers need to be so plugged into social media for our businesses. To be honest, this is still a daily struggle for me. It can be discouraging scrolling through Instagram or Facebook and seeing so much amazing content. I’ll try to catch myself if I’m feeling discouraged and take a break. It’s a balance. You want to support other photographers and be happy for them, but you also need to keep tabs on yourself. I try to pull inspiration from other avenues. One way I do this is when I’m making an inspiration board on Pinterest. I’ll try not to pull another photographer’s actual shots, but pull other types of art—paintings, photos of textures, architecture and what not. Also, if I’m in the middle of a shoot and think to try something, something that may feel a little different, instead of throwing that thought aside, I push myself to try it anyway. Sometimes it doesn't work out. But when it does, I typically end up liking my photos better because they are ME and I created them on my own. Be true to yourself, there is only one YOU. No one else can be better at being you. Do your best and try your hardest not to compare yourself to others, then watch yourself flourish.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #hotelschlossobermayerhofen #sebersdorf #austria #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #tempomodels @obermayerhofen @averybelovedwedding @averybelovedbloom @elfenkleid_official @freystiljewelry @juliamikulitsch @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 3: Thank you for letting me share a few photos and thoughts with you over the past 3 days. We are all on our own journey, and that's what makes each of us unique. Take hold of the experiences you have—they will only help you to become a stronger, more confident photographer. Thank you so much for following along this week. I hope I was encouraging and inspiring as I continue to be encouraged and inspired by you all. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot them over to me at hello@marialamb.co. I would love to chat with you! Thank you.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #newzealand #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @leafandhoney @katesolleymakeup @nataliedentmakeupandhair @fujifilm_northamerica

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