California Maternity, Family, and Brand Photographer — San Anselmo — Marin County
As a hybrid shooter (film + digital), I get a lot of questions about what’s in my camera bag.
It’s no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with film. I could go on and on about why I, as a photographer, prefer to shoot film. I could tell you about how it requires me to be present and shoot with intention. We could get into how I choose a film stock based on the landscape and the time of year or how film handles highlights in a way that digital could never. Tell me more (said no one ever).
Here’s why it should matter to you.
Film is timeless.
A quick google search for “selective color” will tell you that not all photography trends pass the test of time, but film is timeless.
For me, the sweet spot is hybrid shooting. I love the juxtaposition of having some of the newest technology on one hip (currently shooting Sony A7riii mirrorless) and a no longer in production medium format Pentax 645N on the other. It allows me to share the magic of film with my clients but also have the speed and versatility of digital.
Magic + reliability.
It’s a beautiful thing.
Without further delay, here’s what I’m dragging around in my bag these days (includes some affiliate links):
Film- Pentax645N with Pentax FA 75mm lens
Primary Digital- Sony A7Riii with Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4 lens
Backup Digital- Nikon d810 (although now I’d recommend it’s big sis the Nikon d850)
with Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/ 2.8 ED VR lens
See more film favorites here. If you’re interested in learning more about shooting film, I highly suggest checking out The Find Lab. They are an amazing lab with lots of valuable online resources to get you started. If you’d like to chat more, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’m happy to answer any questions.
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