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Orange Photographie + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hi, friends! Samantha and Reid here of @orangephotographie! We’re incredibly honored to be doing a #pvtakeover for the next few days. As photographers, it’s easy to get on the jealousy train and wish you had what other photographers have to work with, whether that’s locations, florists, stylists, models, gear . . . you name it. It’s easy to think that if you only had (fill in the blank), you would be happy and successful. But that idea is a lie and such a thief of happiness. Until you start embracing what you have to work with and making the most of it, you’ll always be wishing you were somewhere else, shooting something else and feeling inadequate. We live in Montana, a location most people would KILL to shoot, but we hadn’t fully embraced its awesomeness until recently. In the past, we’ve always been drawn to classic locations and styles and it frustrated me (Samantha) that I lived in a place that didn't reflect my own personal tastes. But one day, I realized I needed to stop fighting the innate wildness of Montana and embrace it. So, we've been on a mission to do that lately. Rock what you’ve got. This was shot on a Nikon F100 35mm with a Nikon 50mm lens using Fuji 400H . . . proving you don’t need a Contax 645 to get “the shot.” 

#orangephotographiesvision #pvtakeover #nikonf100 #fuji400h #bigskymontana #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@orangephotographie Takeover Day 1:  This image is from one of the first weddings we shot on film, and it remains one of our favorite images we’ve ever taken. We love the intimacy that comes with getting up close and personal with your camera, and the visually interesting composition that can be created as a result. But mostly, we love the peaceful look on the faces of these newlyweds and how it encapsulates how the entire day felt. 

#orangephotographiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #whitefishmontana #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Erich McVey

Stephen Wood

Hey, everyone! @erichmcvey here, and I am so excited to be taking over PhotoVision's Instagram account for the next week. To kick things off, I wanted to share an image from one of the first shoots I ever did on film. I had just attended @josevilla's workshop, at which I shot film for the first time. (I need to pause here and quickly mention that Jose is not only an incredible photographer but also an amazingly supportive, generous and kind person who shares his love of film and photography freely with others. I owe him a heck of a lot in my own personal journey as a photographer, and I am so thankful for all that he continues to do for the industry.) So, back to this image. It was the off season here in Oregon - a snowy day in February - and my wife, Amy, and I wanted to put together a shoot just for fun. We had our friend @meredithadelaide model, and Amy did the styling and hair and makeup. This frame is from the end of the day, after the sun had set. It was super dark, but we had the light of the fire to help us out. I shot this on Portra 800 at 1/15, my hands so froze. I could barely press down the shutter. I had no idea if it would turn out, and was so thrilled when I got the scans back from PhotoVision. It looked even better than I had hoped. The shoot was clearly not wedding related at all, but as wedding photographers, it is so important to sometimes step outside our comfort zone and create for no other reason than to create. 

This image, shot on #fuji400h, was taken during an elopement in Big Sur. With no one present but their officiant, Jane & John exchanged vows on a secluded part of the coastline overlooking the Pacific Ocean in what was one of the most special, intimate days I’ve ever witnessed.  

📷on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in California.
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There’s nothing better than working with creatives who push limits, bring unique inspiration and energy to a shoot, and are passionate about what they do. This image was taken at @pearlandgodiva's #stylingpilgrimage workshop in Ireland. I loved working with the wonderful team that came together to create something special, including @sarah_winward, @lora_kelley, @_emilyriggsbridal, @kristinhayesjewelry and @stephaniefishwick

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645.

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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.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645.

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.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645.

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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 designer whose work I always love shooting.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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Blurry love in motion, captured in one of my favorite locations – the Oregon coast. This image of @jessicarosephoto and her husband, Daniel, was taken on a cloudy day at Otter Rock, shot on #fuji400h.

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This image is incredibly special to me – an intimate moment shared between two people I’m lucky to call friends, on the morning of their elopement. Shot on #ilforddelta3200. Kaela & Jonathan flew from Alabama to elope on the Columbia Gorge here in Oregon. They started their day slowly, making coffee and breakfast together, while I observed from a distance, snapping moments as they naturally unfolded. We then headed to a secluded forest where they exchanged vows.

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Movement on film. I can’t get enough of it. This was shot on #portra800 during a session in my natural light studio that we put together just for kicks. It’s always freeing to create something without pretense or preconceived purpose, and I try to make sure I give myself time to do so as frequently as possible. It allows me to grow and push boundaries without hesitation or risk.

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@ginnyau really broke the mold when she conceptualized and styled this session for the #erichmcveyworkshop in Elk, CA. Ginny provided this real couple, @jilliannadine & @alexmakuls, a few key directions/actions to recreate within their boudoir session. During a 20 minute period, music played softly and no one spoke. These quintessential attributes are present in all of her @loomcurated work, and has greatly impacted the way I interact with my own clients.

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I love the way the colors shine through in this image, shot on #fuji400h. The light and sky were so perfect, I had to stop for a moment and capture this image during a portrait shoot on the edge of Fishing Rock, near Depot Bay, Oregon.

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Thanks so much to everyone who followed along with me while I took over PhotoVision's account this week! Community is something I didn't even realize I needed until I finally had it in this industry, and it's something I try my hardest to contribute to on an ongoing basis. If you have a question, are looking for encouragement, or just want to say "hi", please know you're always welcome to shoot me an email at erich@erichmcvey.com. I'm truly happy to hear from all fellow photographers passionate about their craft. We're in this journey together, and building each other up is truly the fastest way to success and fulfillment for everyone. To wrap up this take over, here's one final image, shot on #fuji400h in Elk, CA during a scouting/planning trip for an #erichmcveyworkshop with @meredithadelaide, @ginnyau, @amymcvey and @twigssfloral. While we were shooting in a small secluded cove a massive grey whale appeared just off shore and watched us for 15 minutes while we worked. We all just stopped and stared in awe (before realizing the sun was setting and we needed to get back to shooting!). I'm so thankful for photography, the memories and experiences that being a photographer has provided me, and for the incredible people I've been lucky to meet along the way. Thanks again everyone - have a great day! - Erich 

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