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Heather Hawkins + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 3: Shooting film pushes me to be a better photographer, forcing me to be present in the moment and take the time to compose something meaningful. The intentionality behind each frame is one of my favorite parts of shooting film.

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #portra160 #photovisionprints #sp3000 @tracymeltonartistry @shopgossamer @oncewed @hochzeitsguide @taylorgreene @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

 

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 3: This is one of my favorite images, styled and directed by @ginnyau, someone I am often inspired by. To incorporate movement here, we held a fan off to the right of the model—simple things like that can help humanize an image and add a layer of emotion. I love capturing the femininity of a bride by focusing on her hands, lips, shoulders, etc. Thank you so much for following along these past three days, I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my work and hearing my perspective! I’m signing off here, but would love for you to follow me over at @heatherhawkins! Please feel free to ask me any questions, I would love to hear from you! 

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #fuji400 #dallas #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ginnyauworkshops @bowsandarrowsflowers @samuellecouture @oncewed @saavy_barker @fujifilm_northamerica

Heather Hawkins + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hello! @heatherhawkins here. I’m honored to be taking over @photovisionprints for the next couple of days! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite images and what went into making each frame. It is awesome to watch the resurgence of film these past few years and to see all the wonderful talent that PhotoVision attracts. Like many of you, I have found the customer service at PhotoVision to be incomparable, and have been working with them ever since. Because of the technical nature of photography as an art form, it is so important to have an open flow of communication with your lab. With PhotoVision, I have never felt so valued as a customer. Establishing a personal connection was instantaneous, and I couldn’t be happier with our relationship and the work they deliver for me time and time again. If you are an introverted photographer, like myself (this is why I stay behind the camera), trust me when I say you can feel comfortable calling PhotoVision to ask the team anything. They are excellent at pinpointing issues and helping you find solutions. Communicate with your lab, it can only help you achieve your Vision. 

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #portra160 #field #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 @bowsandarrowsflowers @tracymeltonartistry @oncewed @maeganbruce @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm 

 

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 1: Film provides a nostalgic, yet timeless feel, and I love creating within that tension. This was a test shoot where I pushed expired Portra 160 to capture the mood I desired, and it worked so well. I realize it’s not groundbreaking to photograph a model in cloudy window light, but it was a fun opportunity for me to grow and try something new. I came away from this shoot with a fresh perspective. If you can, make time to shoot something for yourself to stay inspired.

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #portra160 #photovisionprints #sp3000 @tracymeltonartistry @shopgossamer @oncewed @hochzeitsguide @taylorgreene @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

 

 

 

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

 

 

Anna Peters + PV Takeover

Stephen Wood

Welcome to the second installment of PV Takeover! This week, we are proud to feature @annapetersphoto, winner of @bellelumieremagazine's Image of the Year! Take it away, Anna!

Hi all! I am excited to share a few images and some thoughts on film photography, life, the universe and everything (well, perhaps not everything, but you'll be my instant friend if you get that reference). I'll begin with a image from early in my film journey. In fact, this shot is from the first roll I ever ran through a Contax 645 (and one of my first PV orders). Needless to say, it was love at first scan. I taught myself to shoot 35mm film long before I knew a film community or fantastic labs like PhotoVision existed. Even with access to these great resources, I still believe that good old trial-and-error is the best way to get an intuitive feel for the ins and outs of film. Just get out there and shoot it—the learning curve is inevitable!

#annasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Okay, so I think I live in an exceptionally stunning place—but EVERY part of the world boasts uniquely incredible natural spaces, and it’s so freaking inspiring that we, as photographers, get to take direct advantage of this. In the Pacific Northwest, going the extra mile (literally) is always worth it, as the landscape shifts from misty mountains to rugged coastline in a matter of a few hours' drive. This engagement session was especially memorable because my couple was game for a several-mile hike topped off with a float around a nearby lake in their canoe! As a result, we were able to take advantage of this tucked-away gem of a trail, and got to pay tribute to their adventurous love with some gorgeous imagery.

#annasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm 

A long-time ballerina, my dance training has instilled in me a deep love of movement and an appreciation for the human form that affects much of my work. In particular, I think that having bodies move through even seemingly mundane movements like running or walking creates relaxed, effortless lines that can be hard to achieve in static positions. This holds doubly true for kiddos, who can feel stiff and uncomfortable when asked to pose—though adults are susceptible to that stiffness, too, and I always start off engagement sessions by having couples walk together. I like how the movement here in this photo contributes to capturing the sweet bond between sisters.

#annasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm 

Oh man, I have so much love for a clean, emotion-driven image. While there are so many details to shoot and creative opportunities that arise on a wedding day, I never want to miss a chance to capture an impromptu kiss like this one, because I'm fussing with the way her dress is laying, or trying to position their hands just right, or—you name it. This is such a simple shot lacking any additional details, but darn if it doesn't make me smile.

#annasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @arborcrestwine @beehavenfarm @thedresstheory @fujifilm_northamerica

Simplicity—a mantra I return to again and again, especially at the beginning of a new year. I recently finished Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and I really resonated with the language she uses to help readers kick the clutter habit. She asks you to consider each material item in your home and only keep those that truly *bring joy* into your space. I like the idea of applying this principle to detail shots— instead of trying to check off a bunch of standard shots we think will be helpful for publication (you know the ones—I’m guilty of it, too) perhaps, instead, allow yourself to be drawn to the unexpected details of the vignette that bring you joy. In this "ring shot," finding the most joyful elements, for me, meant pairing the clean line of the gown's fabric with the softness of my bride's hand.

#annasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @jilliangz @solerepairshop @pnpstudio @kaaremvn @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm  

Thank you all for following along with my PV Takeover! On my way out, here's something a little different— During the past few months, instead of fighting the darker, moodier light of Seattle winter, I decided to embrace it and take an opportunity to explore a new direction in my personal work. PhotoVision was an instrumental part of this, and the team was so responsive and helpful in getting the tones and exposure I wanted out of this shoot! I love having such a collaborative relationship with my lab, and I always feel that my work is free to discover new ground and evolve, which is SO important. Wishing everyone the happiest New Year! Thanks again for having me!

#annasvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra160 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @fashionby_anita @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm