Film Photography

Film Photography

Why do I offer film photography in the digital era?

In short, film excites me. Everything from the care and attention involved in loading each film into the camera to developing my own film negatives by hand and then scanning the final images at a high resolution to sent to clients in digital format.

I believe film photography is far more involving. It is not just the point-click-next of digital. Shooting film forces me to slow down and in doing so I start to appreciate my surroundings much more. In the past I may have noticed grass blowing in the wind. Now, whether digital or film, I pause and start to appreciate the textures of the leaves and different shades of greens amongst the grasses.

Film Photography - Wedding Photography

Why chose film over digital?
Colour film captures very natural skin tones that is perfect for model portraits and wedding photography. B&W photography eliminates the distractions of colours and is more about the mood and feel of the image. I love the textures and the fine art, timeless look they have. Medium format film photos, whether colour or B&W, have a 3D effect that can be difficult to replicate with digital. You can almost touch the face or object in the photo. Yes film is more expensive but for me I believe it is worth it.

Film Photography - Model Photo Shoot

Benefits of digital?
Despite my love for film photography I am aware of the advantages of digital. You can shoot faster, for longer, in less light for less cost. The latest digital cameras such as the Nikon D800 I use now have image sensors to almost match medium format film cameras. 36mp per image lets me capture crisp fine detail with very little light or fuss. There are no pauses to change film or requirement to decide in advance whether to select colour or B&W film. The LCD display instantly shows me the image taken which I can share with my client. For fast action such as a first dance, digital allows me to take a series of shots rather than just one.

What I offer my clients?
I like to offer the best of both film photography and digital photography, whether models or wedding couples. My preferred packages include a mix of both film and digital formats. Film for set shots and digital to provide a more fluid journalist style reportage photos capturing action without you realising.

Film Photography - B&W Film Photography

Film I use?
> Kodak B&W T-MAX 100 (TMX): World’s finest grained 100-speed B&W film
> Kodak B&W T-MAX 400 (TMY): World’s sharpest & finest grained 400-speed B&W film
> Kodak Portra 160/ 400/ 800 Colour film: Exceptional skin tones/ Finest grain colour 400-speed film/ Superior underexposure latitude for less-than-perfect conditions

 
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Model Photographer

Model Photographer

> Photo ShootPrices from £75 for a 2.5 hour Coventry photo studio session or location shoot.

Happy to travel and work as model photogapher across the Midlands; Leicester, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Northampton, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Experienced in photographing both first time models and internationally published agency models, both in the UK and throughout Europe including Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine.

As a photography studio based model photographer I work closely with each model in advance of a shoot to discuss clothes, hair and makeup, styling, accessories and to put any nerves at ease! Models then bring a selection of their clothes to the studio on the day of the photo shoot and we set to work. Models receive all photos taken sent electronically, whether digital or film, fot their Model Portfolio.

Model Photographer - Photo Shoot

> Model Portfolio – The single most important investment in a models career and the first step towards landing your first modelling job. A professional looking model portfolio can be presented online, on CD or as prints. The golden rule is Quality as it is essential your photos stand out. Book your photo shoot to build or update your model portfolio.

> Model Mayhem – See my model photographer portfolio on Model Mayhem to see a list of models I have worked with and feedback comments received.

http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Model-Photographer.html

 

Wedding Photographer

Weddings – I like to offer couples the best of both film photography and digital photography for their big day. Happy to travel and cover weddings across the Midlands; Leicester, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Northampton, Birmingham and Wolverhampton aswell as further afield including Edinburgh, Budapest and the Ukraine.

Wedding Photographer - Raj&Manny Wedding

> Wedding Photographer – As a documentary photographer style, I like to work quietly as an observer in the background capturing the magic of the day without you noticing. I work with available light were possible for minimal disruption and flash for subtle creative lighting. I prefer to catch natural smiles and poses on the fly rather than lining up all the relatives for group shots. I like to take the couple aside briefly at some point during the day and revert to my model photography style, getting some fashionable natural looking yet posed shots for the album. Tailor a wedding photography package to suit your own needs and budget. Prices start from as low as £400.

> B&W Wedding Photography package – New for 2013! The fusion of self developed medium format B&W film negatives scanned at the finest resolution together with the latest digital images also presented in matching B&W tones. Join me and my passion for B&W photography for as little as £300*.
*Any digitally captured images can be requested after the event in colour at an additional cost.

Wedding Photographer - Julie&Martin Wedding

> Bridal Shoots & Engagement Shoots – A half day photography shoot in advance of your wedding day, either at the venue or at a chosen location. Your very own model shoot giving you a set of high quality creative photographs and a taste of what you can expect for your big day. Prices from £200.

Wedding Photographer - Alyona&Robert Engagement Ukraine

> Wedding Cinematography – Freelance creative videographer. Can be hired to work as part of wedding/ event videography team. Equipment: Nikon D800, Nikon lenses, Manfrotto tripod, Konova Slider. Prices are job specific.

http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html