Film Only FAQ


Film Only FAQ

 How will this work?

You pay for the film stock, processing, and scanning. But together, we will do our part in keeping film alive and in the end I believe we will make some really special photographs.

Why would you shoot on film? It’s so expensive. Also, it’s not 1980 anymore…

While this is true, I think the tones, the way film renders light and shadows is unlike anything I can create with a digital camera. I think that beauty alone is worth the cost. Plus the beauty of an analog process is at the end of it you will have tangible physical things that made your picture. A photograph then becomes an object rather than living entirely inside a digital world.

Another factor on my end is that because of the cost and because of the process in shooting with film, it will allow me to slow down and be more conscious about when I press the shutter instead of snapping away endlessly with a digital camera. I truly believe it will result in better pictures.

What kind of freelance work are you offering?

Right now I’m open to almost anything. Whether you’re a musician looking for portraits, a family with a newborn, a newly engaged couple, a senior in high school, a model, or a brand—whatever it is, I would love to create photographs for you and with you. Right now, I can’t offer wedding photography as part of my services but I can certainly suggest some amazing wedding photographers if that’s something you are looking for.

What are your rates for a shoot?

So that’s the fun part, it’s totally dependant on how many photographs you would like, what kind of film stock you would like to shoot with, and how big of digital scans you would like after we shoot. The cost of the shoot will cover all of that, plus paying me for the time spent shooting. But as a base price, every session will start at $200.

What film stocks do you shoot with?

I primarily shoot color negative film like Kodak Portra 400 and Portra 800, but am looking to shoot more with positive color slide film like the newly released Kodak Ektachrome. If you would like to shoot on black and white I primarily shoot with Kodak TRI-X 400 but have wanted to try something like Ilford Delta 3200.

I don’t know/care about anything in the section above. I just really need photos…

That’s totally fine. Unless your a photographer that shoots film today, most people aren’t familiar with these film stocks or terms. I am however looking to work with people that value and want to shoot using an analog process. If that isn’t a big deal to you, or if you don’t see value in that, I can certainly point you in the right direction of some amazing photographers. Just reach out and let me know how I can help.