Last summer I teamed up with Molly Blair Photography to coordinate a styled shoot where we challenged ourselves to shoot all film. This was a bit nerve wracking as I’d never shot an entire shoot in film, but I knew I needed to get over the hump and give it a try. I did shoot a few digitals, but mostly I wanted to settle into the groove of shooting film throughout a session.
Needless to say, I learned some really good lessons that day!
Lesson #1: You can almost never overexpose too much. The weather was overcast and while I did overexpose some, I wish I had overexposed more. Film can handle so much more light than digital that it is almost always a good idea to overexpose by a lot!
Lesson #2: I can’t use my newest Nikon lenses on my older film cameras because I can’t adjust the aperature manually. Without knowing it I inadvertently shot a couple of rolls of film at f/16, which so severely underexposed my images that they were ugly and unusable.
The vibe for the shoot was outdoor, elegant, and vintage and Yaya Farm and Orchard was the perfect backdrop for our wedding inspiration setup–minus the mosquitoes which came out in full force about an hour before dusk. I have to say, Yaya Farm and Orchard is one of my new favorite venues. Its a quaint orchard nestled along a highway between Longmont and Lyons and there is so much variety and beauty to shoot!
And as a bonus, Molly and I are crazy excited to see this shoot published over on Couture Colorado today. Click on over to take a look at this collaboration!
You’ll find my favorite film images below the vendor list.