Lorna Lynne

March 12, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

I was privileged to be able to collaborate with the delightful Lorna Lynne on a photoshoot.

My plan for our shoot had been to work in one of my favorite outdoor locations. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of assuming that having an overcast sky would allow me to shoot in the middle of the day. I seriously underestimated how bright the light would be, and consequently was unable to shoot 35mm film. I would have been able to shoot with my beloved Minolta SRT-101 & Minolta 58mm f/1.4 combination if I had remembered to pack a neutral density filter. So it goes.

Lorna and I took a few shots using my digital camera -- my exposure was 1/8000s at ISO 200 at f/1.4 to give y'all an idea how bright it was -- but I just wasn't digging how they were looking. I sincerely underestimated just how harsh the light would be, even fully overcast.

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We decided at that point to travel to my house so that I could try to make some wet plates.

Finally, we shot a few more digital shots after finishing several tintypes. For these, I used a mirror prism which gave the shots a dreamlike / absurd feel that I enjoy. I still do prefer the real look of film though!

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What did I learn from the shoot?

Don't underestimate the light. There's a reason that I normally prefer shooting in open shade!

Don't forget to pack everything you'll need. Make a damn checklist.

Don't forget to enjoy yourself, even if things aren't ideal. 

 


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