@kelbertmcfarland Takeover Day 1: I do my best to give a bride and groom space on their wedding day. After the vows are given and the rings are exchanged, the following minutes tend to yield the most revealing and intimate moments of the day. That's when I always ask the couple to go on a walk, and I simply follow and document. I point them in the direction of the light and do my best to not give much instruction. A photographer has to learn to trust love, trust time and trust themselves as well. You'll be amazed at what you see and capture naturally as a result. Of course, no medium handles that beautiful golden light better than film and, in my opinion, PhotoVision is at the top of the list for processing and scanning film properly. More on that soon.
@kelbertmcfarland Takeover Day 1: There's no special formula. It's not *this* certain camera coupled with *this* certain film stock that yields a great portrait. Actually, I'm not sure what makes or breaks a portrait. My gut (instincts) always tells me to allow the client to be honest with their expression and how they're feeling. I think that could be it. It's been said that honesty is the best policy. I believe it. It can be seen and detected quite easily. So can a fake one. Don't settle for the fake. Have good intentions when shooting and wait for the honest moment. It will come.
@kelbertmcfarland Takeover Day 1: So about that brilliant backlight we all love so much—I can't get enough of it, either. You'll notice in the previous two posts, as well as in this one, each subject is backlit, yet the lighting scenario is different for each. You have the sun that's already past the horizon, then in the following image, the sun itself, so soft and golden, was captured intentionally to add to the portrait and finally, the brilliant rays of the sun being filtered by trees in this image. I always encourage photographers to always look for light. The best light is the light you have right before you. Find a way to capture it and allow it to add to the shot. Also, meter with intention and communicate with your lab as to how you saw the final outcome of your shot. Communication is vital to seeing your vision to completion. PhotoVision has always been available for any questions or comments. Don't hesitate to call them.