Sunday, November 3, 2013

Great Gatsby Photoshoot

I recently photographed a couple for their almost 5th wedding anniversary.  They chose a Great Gatsby period theme, which suited them well.  We took these photos at Clark Gardens, located between Weatherford and Mineral Wells Texas, on a gorgeous fall day.  I think the exact township of the Garden is Cool, TX but I could be mistaken. 

I shot a mix of Ektar on the F6, Fujipro 400H on the F6 and Mamiya, and digital.  I was very pleased with how the Ektar turned out.  I metered the Ektar at 100.  The Fujipro was metered at 100 as well - I was trying for the overexposed look.  I liked the Fujipro and digital results, but the Ektar is my favorite. I likely will not shoot 3 different formats at the same time again.  It was quite cumbersome. As you can see I did shoot way more digital than film but that's just the nature of the beast.  The very last photo is my favorite of the digital shots.

This time I tried a new lab, CS Film Labs in Montrose, Colorado.  They are a little bit pricier than the Darkroom and about the same price point as RPL.  However, their price includes large scans as their default.  The files they delivered to me were all at least 20MB and over.  They use Dropbox as a means of getting your files to you.  They will also hold your film until further notice, which is nice.  Apparently they are only accepting limited clients, but I asked nicely and they allowed me to send my film to them, so it can't hurt to ask.

I did not edit any of the film photos.  I did edit the digital ones slightly:  basic edits in LR and then applied some light Photoshop actions of choice.

Ektar 35mm (all 50mm):

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Fujipro 35mm (all 50mm):

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Fujipro 400H 120 (all 80mm):

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Digital (all 85mm):

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the entire shoot!! You did such an amazing job!

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