Back in April at the FPP Walking Workshop I had the chance to work with some studio lights. One of the things to come out of the first round with the studio light was the Polaroid Portraits that I was very proud of. But on the Sunday before the Large Format workshop kicked off I again hooked up one of my cameras to the same light and with the help of Professor Jeff got all the settings landed and began to pull people who were in attendance into my studio for a quick shot. Loaded into my camera was a single roll of Kodak Portra 160NC (one of my last rolls!) so I had a total of twelve shots. Now usually when I get the negs back, I don’t post every frame, however in this case I loved every shot. Sure the colour balance is off, and they’re a bit over exposed, but this was the first time working in such an environment for me. I’m going to be doing more of this working with my own strobist gear and my now trusty workhorse studio camera the Bronica SQ-Ai, and sticking to B&W film (faster for me to develop).

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
JJ and his lovely and patient grandmother who put up with all us crazy film shooters all weekend.

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
JJ and his Polaroid Auto 250.

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
The Ever Dapper James.

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
FPP Super Fan Mark O’Brien

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
Ohio local Robert, he gave me five sheets of Type-55 Polaroid material which worked wonderfully!

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
It wouldn’t be a Mid-West meetup without an Argus C3 brick, and it’s owner Aaron.

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
Bill and his lovely wife. Bill actually had a shoulder held VHS video recorder to tape the meetup.

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
Mat and his winning smile.

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
Chryseis and her brand new FPP Plastic Filmtastic Debonair!

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
He looks like the old guy from Up!

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
Film photography is often a family affair

FPP Walking Workshop - Portrait Session
And last, but not least in any way, Mr. Michael Raso.

Photos: Bronica SQ-Ai – Zenzanon-PS 150mm 1:4 – Kodak Portra 160NC (160NC-2)
Lighting: Single Diffused Beauty Dish, Center and Above
Developed By: Toronto Image Works

2 Comments

  1. Awesome Alex. I thing the colours are just fine.

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