Lifestyle photographer—analog workings inbetween takes
Portrait photography—in the carpark
Mamiya 645/Portra 400
When working alongside film crews, which happens a lot these days I try and always capture interesting faces in interesting spaces. Sometimes, simply getting a few extra minutes with additional talent creates an opportunity for some analog portraiture. I always have my Mamiya645af handy with a small on-camera flash with only one setting. Set the camera to 160th at f11 and see what happens. Film loves light you can be six stops over and still get good results. If you are using on-camera flash you really don’t have to be that accurate with your measuring. At least when shooting film it will just soak it all up. It really is the sawn-off shotgun of the photography world! If you haven’t got the time to think it makes working with a medium format camera a lot more fun and you can shoot in any location anytime at low ISO speeds like this portra 400. I’m not so keen on colour film with on-camera flash but experimenting is all part of the fun. As an evolving lifestyle photographer, I constantly want to experiment I never want to stand still and shoot the same way I did two years ago.