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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

Nikki Santerre + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 2: Including still shots like this one in my client galleries has added so much value to their collections. The wedding day moves so quickly, and it’s our responsibility as photographers to document every moment. You never know what your client will miss in the chaos, and then be grateful to see through your eyes for decades to come. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 2: This frame is from the very first roll I shot with my Contax. I  just received this new-to-me camera a few days prior, and was both anxious and excited to try it out during this bridal portrait session. The first time I clicked the shutter, I noticed something wasn’t quite right when I looked through the viewfinder. In a panic that my new camera was broken, I immediately called @brian.wood at PhotoVision before my client arrived on location. He, very calmly, walked me through some potential solutions to my problem and gave me the encouragement I needed to get through this session. PhotoVision processed these few rolls for me as a rush so I could ensure my camera was functioning properly before the wedding that weekend. Never had I felt so taken care of by an industry partner than in that moment. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #waterperryfarm #freeunion #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @alysontaylor_events @waterperryfarm @theproperpetal @watterswtoo @fujifilm_profilm

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 2: Sometimes, the best thing you can do to care for your heart as an Artist is to create simply for the sake of creating. Find a vendor team with a similar aesthetic to yours, brainstorm a collaboration idea and create art for no other reason than to fuel the fire behind why you picked up a camera in the first place. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #doverhall #manakinsabot #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @doverhallestate @shopgossamer @transformationsartistry @photosynthesisflorals @letterlyn @paisleyandjade @maggiesmisc @act_photo @aribbonsnest @tiffanysbridal @rentequipva @shopcremedelacremeboutique @fujifilm_profilm

Nikki Santerre + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hi, y’all! My name is @nikkisanterre, and I’m so honored to be invited to this space by my beloved friends at PhotoVision to share some of my work with you this week. I’m a Virginia-based film hybrid photographer who is also a wife, pup mama and about to be a new mama to my firstborn, Mason. I’m passionate about motherhood, education, written words, experiencing new places, serving others, Fuji greens and my second home, Charleston, SC. I’d love to have you follow along this week, and please feel free to ask any questions along the way! 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #cannonbeach #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm @samoffit @fujifilm_profilm 

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 1: The life that is meant for you happens on the other side of fear. If you had told me two years ago that I would be running a full-time business that fulfills and inspires me and carries me across the country, I probably would have either laughed or shuddered with nerves at the thought. If you fear the film process, just press the shutter and develop the rolls. If you fear collaboration, find your tribe of people who will dance in your corner. If your submission is declined, don’t find your value in that, just re-send it. If you’ve got a “passion project” on your heart, start a list today of ways to make it happen. If you just say “yes” to chasing those things that make your spirit come alive, you get a glimpse of what you would have missed had you said “no.” 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #cannonbeach #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @samoffit @shopgossamer @sammysflowers @fujifilm_profilm

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 1: Giving my clients prompts is the best way I’ve found to elicit authentic emotion. During this anniversary session, I encouraged him to pull her in as close as possible and whisper into her ear his favorite memory from their first year of marriage. This moment turned from quiet and sweet to a moment of laughter and joy as they reminisced on a personal joke between the two of them. There are times during a session where I remind my clients that I am there to be an observer, to document true moments as they unfold between them. It’s in these moments, the in-between moments, that I usually capture my favorite frames, because they’re the most intimate.     

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #byrdpark #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

Kristen Kilpatrick + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@kilpat Takeover Day 2: Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who sources much of his inspiration from his surroundings and nature. I always use his movie To the Wonder to give me a creative punch. The way light is incorporated into every scene is absolutely breathtaking. This shot was taken during a styled shoot as we searched for the perfect nook to host this Claire Pettibone gown. After numerous attempts, nothing was satisfying to my eye, so I drove out to some tall grass in front of the venue and placed the dress in the field. The delicate details of the gown were brought to life there.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #hico #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm #terrencemalick @shopgossamer @clairepettibone @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@kilpat Takeover Day 2: I love processional shots! I think this is the most raw form of emotion that can be captured on a wedding day. The mood always starts out with smiles as ring bearers make their way down the aisle, and shifts to happy tears when the crowd sees the bride. Although I do try to be a fly on the wall during a ceremony, I am front and center in the aisle for these major moments. Don't ever let the sea of people intimidate you and stop you from what you were hired to capture!

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #drippingsprings #texas @thenouveauromantics @fujifilm_northamerica

@kilpat Takeover Day 2: Travel as often as possible! Traveling will not only enhance your understanding of the world around you but will inspire your creative process more than you could imagine. Take pictures often on your travels, as you will carry these memories with you forever. This shot was taken in Capri and I couldn't help but fall in love with this peaceful scene—symmetry, color and the Mediterranean.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #capri #italy #meditteranean #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Maria Lamb + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hi all, @maria.lamb here. I am honored to have the chance to do a #pvtakeover for @photovisionprints, and I cannot be more excited. These guys have been incredibly helpful in my film journey since I started about 2-1/2 years ago, and I honestly owe them so much credit to my growth over that time. They have been so personal, involved and willing to help me throughout my whole film journey. I am a self-taught photographer, I never took classes in high school, and only took one digital photography course in college (where I was originally going to become a nurse). That was 6 years ago. And I have been shooting full-time for 4 years since. I learned about film through workshops and other creatives, including PhotoVision’s @_stephenwood, who has been super helpful to me from the beginning. Any time I had questions, any time I was going into a new lighting situation, Stephen was so great giving me advice on how to handle it. Over the next couple of days, I will be sharing some photos and thoughts with you. Happy to have you guys along for the little ride!

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

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 1: When I picked up my first film camera, I about died. I was so afraid to even touch it, and I also had no idea how to use it. Once I got my first rolls back, I thought, why have I not been doing this?! With that said, for some reason, I still had a hard time diving in. It took me about 6 months before I decided to throw away all fear and just go for it. Since then, me and that camera (Contax 645) have been inseparable. I realized that fear was holding me back from something so beautiful and fulfilling. Don’t let fear hold you back from things you are passionate about. If you are scared to do something, it’s likely that’s exactly what you should be doing. This image was from my first styled shoot on film, which was also my first time shooting all film. Because we didn't have a big budget, I decided to shoot the whole thing in just 4 rolls (a big thanks to @kaeandales for pushing me to do so on this shoot). It was very scary for me, not knowing how my film would turn out, but we all ended up loving the outcome. This really helped me grow and trust in my abilities.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #washingtonstateuniversity #pullman #washington #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @shopgossamer @castcalligraphy @classic_vintage_rentals @carokmin #skybellaartistry @laurenplumberg @option_models @b.khawesome @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 1: Film has taught me so much. It makes me slow down and think before I shoot. Instead of just shooting endlessly and waiting till I get a great shot, I think about all the elements of what makes a strong image ahead of time. Film makes me more methodical about each individual frame, which in return creates intentional results and has made me a better photographer. The expense of film was a big motivation for me to slow down. I couldn’t afford to be shooting as much as I would when I was trigger happy on digital, and I didn't want to spend that much anyway, and I learned I didn't need to, either. Once I slowed down, I realized I enjoyed the process that much more, I could actually take a step back, look at the situation and interact with my clients more. It became a more intentional experience overall. I don't know that I would have slowed down if I hadn't chose film.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #portra800 #durdledoor #jurassiccoast #dorset #england #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @elderoak_and_thorn @ponderosa_and_thyme @silkandwillow @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

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

 

 

 

Jake Anderson + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hi! @jakeandersonphoto here! One of my favorite questions to ask is, “What is the intention, the purpose, of this?” And I found myself asking it in regards to this amazing opportunity of hosting a #pvtakeover. This is what I came to: To share some of my favorite images with you all, absolutely—such as this shot, taken in the beautiful, rolling hills of Santa Ynez, California (take me back, please!)—but to also allow some insight into my process and, hopefully, bring about inspiration and encouragement! Community is one of the most important aspects of our jobs as photographers, and I cannot wait to discover what incredible experiences await through this community of talent!

#jakesvision #pentax645nii #fuji400h #santaynez #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Part of my professional life that I have kept somewhat secret is that I am (in “real” life) a 6th grade math teacher. While this job is amazing and I get to high-five pubescent goobers all day, it also means I bring a unique perspective to my work in photography. I am as passionate about photography as I am about teaching! From June 27-30, I will have the amazing opportunity to merge both my passions during my workshop in Stillwater, Minnesota. In a year where there seems to be more workshops than photographers, what I really believe will set mine apart is my pedagogy. Instructional time, and the ability of the instructor to effectively guide attendees toward acquiring the skills they came seeking, is paramount. Workshop attendees will learn through hands-on activities, tasks and in-depth discussions. I am so excited for attendees to gather knowledge from our incredible hosts and speakers, including @emilieanneszabo, @studiofleurette and @emilymichaelsking, the Managing Editor of @oncewed.

@jakeandersonphoto #jakesvision #pvtakeover #jaworkshops #pentax645nii #fuji400h #milwaukee #wisconsin #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @shopgossamer @fujifilm_northamerica

One of the greatest learning experiences and opportunities I have had in my time is working with some of this industry’s best florists, and truly understanding how they view their work. When collaborating with a florist for the first time, show them your viewfinder. Ask them if you are seeing what they envisioned. Listen. Be willing and humble enough to let them step in and correct a few things. This bouquet, by @studiofleurette, has been one of my favorites—but it is only because I allowed myself to see it as florist Dani Erickson saw it.

@jakeandersonphoto #jakesvision #pvtakeover #pentax645nii #fuji400h #minneapolis #minnesota #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Erich McVey + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@erichmcvey Takeover Day 3: Anastasiya putting on her shoes the morning of her wedding in a beautiful villa outside of Rome, shot on #fuji400h. I love shooting wedding details in a way that brings them into the bigger story of the day. Still life shots of things like shoes, rings and other accessories are great, but when you can show these special details as part of a broader scene or moment, it brings so much more depth and meaning to the individual elements, gathering them collectively into one overarching narrative. 

@erichmcvey Takeover Day 3: Hands at work, shot on #fuji400h. This quiet moment was captured during @ginnyau’s creative process workshop in France, with an incredible team gathered to make a whole lot of magic. @sarah_winward @ginnybranch @signoraemare @shopgossamer @froufrouchic @marionhphotography

@erichmcvey Takeover Day 3: Let’s be honest. Sun flare and I have a love/hate relationship. It has the potential to make a film image muddy and meh, but it can also make an image sing, like this one shot on #fuji400h in Sausalito, CA for @geraldinemagazine with @mimiandtaylor, @studiomondine, @taylorrick, @janik_kaspar and @starsmanagement.

Erich McVey + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

I love movement in photos. Whether it be a literal action shot, where the subject is moving through the frame, or a more implied movement like wind blowing through hair. Movement brings an elevated sense of energy to a moment. This image shot in Italy on #fuji400h, at @castellobracciano for @melindarosedesign’s latest collection, and featured as the cover story for @magnoliarouge. Model: @ariluberti of @glamour_model_management | Gown: @shopgossamer | MUAH: @hairmakeuprome.

Real emotion, captured during those unplanned moments that show the love and natural interaction between two people, is something I continually strive to capture. This image, shot on #fuji400h, during an engagement session in Carmel, CA, is a perfect example of that timeless authenticity I love to document for my clients.

Veils + sunset light. Always a winning combination. Shot on #fuji400h, this image was shot at last year’s #erichmcveyworkshop in Elk, California. Dress and veil by @_emilyriggsbridal, a phenomenal designe hose work I always love shooting. Styling: @ginnyau | MUAH: @mimiandtaylor | Model: @natasarafinchan of @option_models.