Frame by Frame: From a Distance

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This image was taken at Kuhs Estate and Farm 45 minutes - 1 hour after sunrise. This session was the first session that I ever shot entirely on film and it was worth it. I use images from this shoot constantly in my marketing materials because it was the start of something new and different for me: photographing real emotion. The focus wasn't on the lighting or the posing. It was on the people.

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I wanted Megan and Ken to have a minute to themselves to enjoy the gardens at Kuhs. I asked them to walk down into the gardens and hold onto each other. While they were making their way down, I was taking readings to make sure that I was working my light meter correctly. I was standing on the hill above them and metered the shadows next to me since they would be standing in a similar kind of light. I did this to avoid walking to the bottom of the hill and back to the top (and using up minutes of that gorgeous dewey light).


Camera: Canon 1V Lens: Canon 85 L Film Stock: Fuji 400H rated at 200 Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Aperture: f/2.0 Shutter speed: 1/125


Thanks to RPL, I did nothing to this image. Film is a beautiful thing.

You can see Megan and Ken's engagement session on Style Me Pretty.

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