Most film photographers believe that in order to shoot film 100% of the time they need to shoot outside. They really struggle when the weather turns cold or rainy or when they are asked to photograph a subject indoors. I know this because this is my story too!
I’m a photographer in Seattle, WA. Struggling with not enough natural light is my middle name!
January in Seattle. Sigh.
When I became serious about shooting film I really felt that I only had two options; push my film or go back to my digital camera and embrace hybrid shooting. I really didn't want to go back to my digital camera, so I settled on pushing.
I did my homework. I asked questions on all the forums I was on. I was ready! And excited. This was going to work! Woohoo!!!
And then the scans came back. Super contrasty. Wonky colors. Just yuck!
Not at all like the soft, airy images I was used to.
Defeated, I went back to my digital gear.
That was nearly four years ago.
If only I could go back in time and tell myself what I know now.
Here's the story, you can shoot film 100% of the time - even inside, even on super dark days.
You can create soft, luminous images at every single session regardless of the weather.
And you can do it without pushing your film or relying on your digital gear.
How? With strobes.
Learning how to use strobes was a game changer for me! And you know what? It's not that hard!
I'd love to teach you how! Click on the link below for information on my film photographer's guide to studio strobes!