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Shannon Moffit + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hi, film friends! @samoffit here, pictured with my muffin-cake of a son, Logan! I am a Virginia-based, hybrid wedding photographer with a background in digital studio headshots and fashion retouching (I know, I know, "Eww," says almost every film photographer in the world). My film journey has been a wild ride over the past few years, full of many learning curves and life lessons. I have always had a case of "perfectionist paralysis," so shooting film has really pushed me as an artist and helped me to "break free, break from the chains” (gold star if you can name the movie!) and let go of control—a constant struggle in my life. I am so, so, SO excited to be hosting a #pvtakeover this week! I hope to bring a little humor, inspiration and education to your lives this week in a series I will call, "Shan's Top 12 Lessons Learned from Shooting Film." Can’t wait to begin!

📷 by @rachelmayphoto.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #airlie #charlottesville #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm

@samoffit Takeover Lesson One, *Mentoring* 🤝: A mentoring session can be good for you every once in awhile. Whether you are a new or seasoned film photographer, watching another photographer in their element can teach you a lot about yourself in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Not only will it give you a kick out of your comfort zone, but it will also give you a different perspective on running a business. Working with Laura Gordon opened my eyes to a more artistic way of shooting, focused on the styling and mood of a portrait session, rather than on trying to achieve perfect focus and posing.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #charlottesville #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #lauragordonworkshops @fujifilm_profilm @shopgossamer @enchantedatelierbylivhart @rebeccafaithlawson @keswick_hall @keswickhallweddings @lauragordon

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Two, *Editing Scans* 📏: The “Lens Correction” and “Transform Tab” in Lightroom can make a good film scan, Grrrrreat! (🐯 Channel your inner cereal tiger!) You are talking to Straight Line McGee over here, trust me on this. For this particular image, I added +5 distortion control (make sure to check the “constrain crop” box) and rotated the image +3 to make the horizon line straight. The #Zeiss80mm has a slight distortion, so I use this trick whenever I am photographing architecture.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #veritaswinery #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #lightroom #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @whippedupbymimi @alexandra_odenwald @veritaswinery @luxeandluna @petalsandhedges @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal @annabreeding @weddingsparrow

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Three, *Panning* 🏃 : Panning is the act of following a moving object along an axis in order to keep that object in focus. I have learned that catching a running couple on #film at 1/15th of a second is almost like trying to write an English paper drunk—it’s nearly impossible. Out of the other 15 panned images I took, this is the single one that came out. My advice: Pan as gently as possible, hold your breath, expect a handful of duds and hope for a winner.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #boyntonbeach #florida #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #panphotography #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Four, *Embrace Blur* 👌: As a classically-trained photographer, taught to *always* get eyes and front objects in focus, I had a hard time getting comfortable shooting my Contax at f/2. This particular shoot was a turning point for me. I decided I would let go of control, shoot everything wide open, embrace some blur and focus on the *moments,* instead of perfection.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #veritaswinery #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @whippedupbymimi @alexandra_odenwald @veritaswinery @luxeandluna @petalsandhedges @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal @annabreeding @weddingsparrow

Laura Gordon + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

This beautiful couple became husband and wife at an intimate cliff-top ceremony in Scotland, overlooking the North Sea. On the eve of their wedding, we photographed their engagement session. Fueled by adrenaline and excitement to catch the last bit of daylight, we drove . . . and drove . . . and drove . . . until we found this perfect spot amongst the Scottish heather. It was raining, muggy and chaotic, but I was able to capture this sweet and intimate moment between the two of them before the sun went down.


@lauragordon #laurasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #ilfordhp5 #scottishhighlands #scotland #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ilfordfilm @katiegrantphoto

I’m so excited to have had the opportunity to share a little piece of my heart with ya’ll this week during my PV Takeover! I’m so grateful to work with the incredible PhotoVision Team! I’d like to close with an image that is drenched in light. Light is the purest form of inspiration for me—I’m drawn to it in a way that I cannot explain, and it forces me to see beauty in all things. This Chateau in the south of France was so incredible. As the sun began to set and our shoot was coming to an end, something magical happened . . . the nearby hillside village (all neutral-toned stone) created a giant natural reflector, filling the space with an enchanting warm glow. It was just perfect. I love to play with light throughout my imagery and I became very excited to find this particular light. Beautiful light is everywhere, we just have to look for it.


@lauragordon #laurasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #provence #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @chateaumoissacbellvue @weddingsparrow @pearlandgodiva @_emilyriggsbridal  @bellauniquebeauty @kristinhayesjewelry @caoimheodwer @fujifilm_northamerica

Laura Gordon + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

I express my emotion through my imagery—pouring my heart and soul into every photograph I make. I find that when I’m shooting, my emotions carry through my work. This particular image was taken in an abandoned mansion in New York, the space was dark and we chased the light as it moved from room to room. I remember thinking, “How am I going to make this work?” So I began to pull from my personal inspirations. My mind quickly went to one of history's most influential painters, Rembrandt, and I began to work with the light. I intended to create an image that could express both lightness and darkness.


@lauragordon #laurasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #photovisionprints #sp3000 @sarehnouri

This Irish couple wed in Italy, at the most beautiful venue. When it came time to shoot the couple’s portraits, we found a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle. Without any direction, the groom reached for his bride’s hand. It was in their simplest most natural state that this moment came to be. As photographers, we are surrounded by so much beauty— I am often reminded that beauty comes in the simplest of forms.


@lauragordon #laurasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #photovisionprints #sp3000 @paolo_sebastian 

Laura Gordon + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hi! @lauragordon here and I'm so excited to be taking over PV’s Instagram! I'm honored to be a part of this, as PhotoVision has been a huge support throughout my career and I feel so thankful to work with them. For the next couple of days, I will be sharing some of my favorite images . . .  I grew up in a family enthralled with antiques and design—my grandmother was an antique appraiser, and I went to school to become an Interior Designer. My background with antiques and design have led me to be deeply inspired by European architecture & history, specifically early Swedish and French design, with its muted palette and soft romantic details. Once I became a photographer, the first place I traveled internationally was France . . . it was a turning point in my career, opening so many doors.


#laurasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400 #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @chateaumoissacbellevue @pearlandgodiva @weddingsparrow @bellauniquebeauty @caoimheodwer @fujifilm_northamerica

 

For each and every couple I work with, it is so important that I create a beautiful narrative that is uniquely theirs. I want my work to be relevant 10 years from now and as simple as possible, I don’t want to do anything that will date my images. I work off of my clients’ energy to document pure emotion through traditional portraiture by peeling back the layers of a scene, as opposed to posing one. I long to craft thoughtful imagery that is classic and timeless with a nostalgic quality.


@lauragordon #laurasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #rome #italy #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @borgoditragliata @paolo_sebastian @houseofhannahevents @fujifilm_northamerica