Sometimes you can’t just wait for the right job to come your way, you have to make it happen for yourself. Toronto-based photographer Stephen Caissie recently shared some behind the scenes details of a bridal themed shoot he did as a promo for himself and for the make-up artist.
The MUA was hoping to create a side business for herself doing hair and makeup for brides, and wanted a way to advertise it. I wanted to play with light and warmth and push myself to create something dream-like in its beauty. We found a model who was game, begged a friend for the use of his backyard, borrowed some clothes, and rented a lighting kit.
Photographer Allan Williams and his “wife, muse, and better half” in Allan Williams Photography, Susan, have posted about their recent experiments with Ilford Delta 3200 and a Mamiya 645ADF.
Williams, a self-confessed film grain junkie, was knocked out by the grain. His post explains, “I often used this film in the past when I need to get the shot in near dark conditions, but it occurred to me I have never intentionally used it for portraits in great lighting conditions just for its amazingly rich grain.”
The camera used was a Mamiya 645ADF, a Mamiya 150mm f/2.8 lens, and a Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens. Williams also writes, “Nothing can substitute for real film grain.”
Allan and Susan are located in Franklin, Tennessee. Check out more of their work on their site.