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Kim Stockwell + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Y’ALL. Look at me, @kimstockwellphoto, over here taking over @photovisionprints’ Instagram. THIS IS NUTS! ✨ So glad to be here + so excited to meet y’all! I’m a film photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. I live right outside the city in the cutest little cape with my husband, Robby, and the BEST black lab of all time, Cooper. No seriously—he’s really great (the dog) but Robby is pretty great, too. 😉 I have a wild appreciation for authentic imagery + medium format film. The goal of every photograph I take is to create a timeless and classic image. My style and aesthetic is fueled by neutral color palettes + soft, romantic details. My passion comes from my ability to give clients beautiful, authentic moments. Moments, when cared for properly, can live forever. I am so honored to be taking over PhotoVision’s Instagram this week, I owe much of my success in the wedding industry to them and I am beyond grateful to have them on my team. This week I will be sharing a little bit about how I photograph a wedding with film and the tricks I have learned along the way!

Photo by @nikkisanterre.

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #hanover #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: When I enter a venue I am thinking about 3 things—Where is the best light? ☀ What will I be photographing in this light? And what film stock will work best? For example, I rarely photograph the bridal details in the bridal suite. This detail shot was taken on the back terrace of the venue because it had the cleanest light. It can be easy to get flustered in the excitement of a wedding day, so being as intentional as possible as soon as you arrive can help save yourself some time and stress. (Image styled by the talented @maggierichard! 👌)

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #keswick #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @keswickhallweddings

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: Your shooting style and aesthetic should go hand in hand. My biggest successes were when I realized these 2 things aren't just correlated, they depend on each other. During my film journey, I realized I love the way simplicity looks on film. I dream in blank spaces—this is where I feel the most at home and this is what I am always searching for on wedding days. Neutrals are my jam. 😎 I love them, wish every wedding had them and am constantly looking for neutral spaces to photograph people and details in. I just think there is something really beautiful about simplicity, and I think neutral settings have a tendency to frame things in a special way. Defining your brand’s aesthetic (which for me, was neutral simplicity) and incorporating it into the way you photograph will only elevate your imagery. 

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #keswick #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @keswickhallweddings

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: In the South, bridal portraits are a *THING,* ya’ll! 👰 Clients request entire sessions just for them. Regardless if they schedule a bridal portrait session, I always photograph the bride by herself a few times on her wedding day. I feel it is a necessary heirloom in the couple’s collection. Small details like knowing what your client might want, even if they do not ask for it, goes such a long way in creating your clients’ dream wedding gallery. 

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #branchmuseum #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @branchmuseum @alexandragrecco @photosynthesisflorals @jamielynnsigweddings

Shannon Moffit + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Nine, *Travel with Film* 🌎: Just last year I started taking my Contax with me when I travel (since it is *such* a light camera), and I have really loved how photos of architecture and environments look on film through an 80mm lens. Since there is less pressure when you shoot buildings vs. paying clients, I have been able to experiment with exposures, push processing and filters, which has really helped me master the technical side of shooting film.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #vizcayamansion #miami #florida #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #80mm #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @vizcayamiami

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Ten, *Black + White* 🖤: I first learned photography in 2010, with a 35mm Canon AE-1 and 40 rolls of Kodak Tri-X. Since switching to digital, and then adding medium format to my bag of tricks, I never really thought about using the Contax to shoot black + white. (I assumed I would just convert color to b+w in post, like I do digitally.) This was one of the first rolls I shot on #Ilford3200, and the grain and richness in the lights and darks are magical unicorn status. 🦄 I highly recommend trying out a few rolls of #Ilfordfilm if you have not.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #ilford3200 #virginiabeach #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #ilfordphoto @ilfordphoto @tram_alvarado @clairepettibone @romantiquebride @anywherebeautybyshae @chicuniquerentalsandevents @rachel.bakes @letterlyn @roostflowers @niricem @mmmols @joanntupponceinc @weddingsparrow

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Eleven, *Sun Placement* ☀: As with digital photography, placing the sun just outside your lens’ field of view can make a hazy, flare-filled, low-contrast image look a lot better (unless you are doing it on purpose, of course). In this image, I metered the white dress bulb out, facing my camera. Before clicking the shutter, I moved my body to the left to make sure I was not getting any direct sun in my lens.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #virginiabeach #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @tram_alvarado @clairepettibone @romantiquebride @anywherebeautybyshae @chicuniquerentalsandevents @rachel.bakes @letterlyn @roostflowers @niricem @mmmols @joanntupponceinc @weddingsparrow

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Twelve, *Closeups of People* 👰: Macro filters can be used for other subjects besides rings. This is a close-up portrait shot using a Hoya +2 filter during a branding shoot for The Hybrid Atelier (*cue shameless self-promotion*), an educational platform I co-founded with @nikkisanterre. If you are new to #film, or looking to branch out into #hybridphotography, slap us with a “Like” and join our Facebook page, The Hybrid Atelier, to keep up with discussions and news. We will be running a HUGE giveaway of photography goodies (*hopefully* within the next few months) just before launching a store full of e-books, written in collaboration with our favorite film and hybrid industry leaders. Nikki and I have also started “The Weekend Wrap-up,” a video series on YouTube, that will hopefully give you some good tips and laughs. Subscribe at www.thehybridatelier.com to stay updated and follow us on Instagram @thehybridatelier.

Thank you again for tuning in to my #pvtakeover. “Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.” 😉

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #hoyafilters #hoyatough #thehybridatelier #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @amanda.burnette @annalisebridal @hoyafilterusa

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 3

PhotoVision Team

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 3: I used to be so intimidated by the thought of shooting film indoors, until I deliberately made time to practice and compare film stocks in various indoor lighting situations. Most of what I’ve learned has been through trial and error. When I mentor other photographers who desire to shoot more film, I encourage them to photograph the same set of objects (an invitation suite, collection of heirlooms or a floral arrangement) in the same light on different film stocks. We label their rolls, have them processed the same, and then compare the final results. It was this method that helped me truly learn my own film stock preferences. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #portra800 #theretreatatcoolsprings #bluemont #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @shadowcreekweddings @retreatatcoolspring @leahletters @meredythdavis @middleburgeventsstudio @ashleyherrinton @tylerherrinton @kodak @kodakprofilmbiz

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 3: It wasn’t until my own struggle with infertility that I realized the privilege of being invited into a mother’s season of waiting for her child. Motherhood is intertwined with some of the most intimate of moments—some of my favorite to capture. There was a time when I was told I needed to choose a specialty, that I couldn’t possibly shoot both weddings and families well. I’m glad I chose to ignore that advice, because had I listened, I would have missed out on some of the most fulfilling and meaningful work of my life. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #portra800 #thelewisdreamhome #stonycreek #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak @kodakprofilmbiz

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 3: James Keller said, “A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.” When I made the decision to pursue film, I was so intimidated by the industry that it took me six months to finally build up the courage to send in my first test rolls. If it weren’t for the encouragement of my mentors, I may never have continued down this artistic road that has since completely changed my life. In an effort to bridge the gap in hybrid film education, Shannon Moffit and I have partnered to create The Hybrid Atelier, an online educational platform for photographers interested in exploring the realm of film photography. We have collaborated with some of the best in the industry to curate content that we’ll be ready to deliver over the next few months. Head to thehybridatelier.com to subscribe and stay current on launch updates! 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #thecarillon #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm #jameskeller @thehybridatelier @samoffit @amanda.burnette @annalisebridal @shea_mclo @fujifilm_profilm