In early December I met up with two of my photography friends, Kyla of Fearless Photography and Ashley of Urban Safari Photography, to try our hands at a Santa Fe Art District Film Fashion Shoot. While I’m getting more and more into film and excited when I have a chance to shoot with it, working with fashion models was definitely a change of pace. Kyla and Ashley are pros working with models and are so good at portraits and lighting for portraits, so I was excited to learn from them!
I needn’t have worried though. Our models, Taylor and Janelle, were awesome and totally rocked it out in front of the camera. This was actually Taylor’s first shoot, but you would never know it! She was so natural in front of the camera and didn’t need much direction.
It was so much fun watching Kyla and Ashley work and we helped each other with reflectors and creative ideas, while giving each other space to shoot in our own methods. Kyla brought along a few props, including some antlers (which you’ll see in Janelle’s shoot later this week) and a box full of smoke bombs.
We were fighting darkness during the smoke bomb session, which resulted in some grainer film images than I would have liked, with less color pop, but the slightly disappointing result of that part of the shoot has led me to put “shoot with smoke bombs and ice light” on my next 101 Goals in 1001 Days list (which will be debuting in February!).
The color images below were shot with Portra 800 and the black and white with Kodak 400 CN and processed by Indie Film Lab. I made a few VERY MINOR tweaks in Photoshop (for example, Portra 800 photographs very warm when overexposed in direct sunlight, so I brought down the temperature a little).
The styling was all Taylor. Stay tuned for Janelle’s images on Wednesday!