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Kelbert McFarland + PV Takeover +Day 2

Stephen Wood

@kelbertmcfarland Takeover Day 2: Let's just start off with black and white film. It's been around all these years for a reason. There's nothing like it. The absence of color calls for the presence of so much more. You should never be afraid of black and white film. This image is a great example of what can be captured when color isn't there to distract. The room we were in didn't offer very much in the way of beautiful colors, so I placed the ladies in front of a window to illuminate their faces and asked them to chat a bit. I knew the laughter would begin and yield a classic image that would stand the test of time. That's what black and white film does. It produces images that last forever. This was captured with my Nikon FE with Kodak Tri-X 400.

#pvtakeover #kelbertsvision #nikonfe #trix400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodakprofilm @kodak_photo

@kelbertmcfarland Takeover Day 2: As she stood there, I wondered what was she thinking. She held her hand, her fingers, ever so gently, yet with a slight sense of urgency. Could it be nerves or was it anticipation? Was it the thought of walking down the aisle to meet the one she would soon be joined to? I imagine it was a number of things. This small detail shot speaks volumes. It's not the typical invitation suite we've all grown accustomed to. It's not a shot of the rings. Those are all good, but there's always more that speaks to the wedding day. Take a second to look for those details as well. I used my Mamiya RZ 67 loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 for this shot. By the way, as much as is humanly possible, use this beautiful film stock. The softness and grain of Delta 3200 is unmatched and is a welcomed contrast in a very sharp digital world.

#pvtakeover #kelbertsvision #mamiyarz67 #delta3200 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ilfordfilm @ilfordphoto

@kelbertmcfarland Takeover Day 2: I love engagement shoots. I love the young, innocent, unconditional love that's palpable. I often encourage the groom-to-be to whisper something absurd and hilarious in the ear of the bride-to-be. When that happens, be ready! The emotion that follows usually yields the best shots of the day. That's what happened here. Anytime I can find a way to get the couple to a comfortable place where they forget I'm there, I know I'm about to capture an unrehearsed, genuine moment. Again, Tri-X 400 black and white film with my Nikon FE was my choice for this part of the day. I tend to shoot often with my 35mm because of the speed in which I'm able to shoot. As much as I love the sharp images of medium format cameras, there's something about that 35mm setup, it’s compact and allows more shots per roll, this helps keep me in a documentary mode. Maybe give it a try if you're not accustomed to it. You might find you like the freedom.

#pvtakeover #kelbertsvision #nikonfe #trix400 #spainranch #jenks #oklahoma #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodakprofilm @kodak_photo

When He Found Her + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@whenhefoundher Takeover Day 3: Another way I prevent creative ruts is to intentionally book “me time” into my schedule. It is incredibly important to ensure that you are building and investing into yourself and spending time doing what you love, outside of shooting. I have always found I am more creative, and produce my best work, when I carve out time for myself—whether that’s vacationing, hiking or spending time with family and friends . . . find whatever fills your cup. This image was taken at Milford Sound while my wife and I were in New Zealand for a shoot. We decided to make the most of our trip and fly in early to vacation a bit before the shoot. Shooting for yourself is freeing. Without the pressures of producing art for a client. It can be a great way to discover (or re-discover) who you are as an Artist.

#reidsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #milfordsound #newzealand #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica 

@whenhefoundher Takeover Day 3: This image is from a one-on-one workshop I hosted last year. During the shoot, we experienced a sudden hailstorm in the middle of the beach and had only a few seconds to finish shooting. Fortunately, as the wind picked up, the fabric pressed across the model’s face, and I was able to snag this shot. Moments later, we were all sprinting to the cars. Remember, things will not always go as planned, be flexible and creative under pressure.

#reidsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @postcalligraphy @sweetwoodruff @ashleyreadings @mrsbridal @fujifilm_northamerica 

@whenhefoundher Takeover Day 3: I just want to say, thank you so much for following along these last few days! I had so much fun creating these posts, and I hope that they have helped or inspired you in some way. This black and white image is one of my favorite captures, it serves as a reminder to always be present and ready when shooting. During a wedding, anything can happen in an instant. Even with as much planning and scheduling that goes into them, photographers aren’t always aware of every last detail. In this example, the bride and groom had a traditional champagne toast just after the ceremony, but it started before they finished walking down the aisle—something I wasn’t ready for. I quickly grabbed my camera and shot like crazy. I managed to capture this moment, which describes the day perfectly: The couple, committing their lives to each other, surrounded by their friends and family, celebrating this new beginning. Thanks again for following along!

#reidsvision #pvtakeover #canon1V #ilford3200 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ilford #torontohuntclub #canada #rosaclara #weddingdress @oohlaladesigns @gushweddings @warehouse_84