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2015 Hasselblad Wedding Photography: Alex & Lisa

2015 Hasselblad Wedding Photography: Alex & Lisa

Wedding Venue: Barton Hall Hotel, Barton Road, Barton Seagrave, NN15 6SG, UK

http://www.MrLeica.com

December 2015

Intro & Apologies!

I know the days and weeks past by in a blur but I can’t believe it is almost two years since I shared any wedding photographs!  Really sorry for the pause in my wedding blog posts.  I will do my best to share highlights from some of the weddings I have covered over the last two years, in date order.  To start off it is all the way back to 2015 with Alex and Lisa at the beautiful Barton Hall Hotel.

Leica M6 Wedding

Alex & Lisa’s Hasselblad Wedding Photography

A fellow Leica photographer / analogue film photographer Glen McKenna invited me along to one of his wedding bookings to help cover the wedding using only film cameras.  It would be my first real wedding using my Hasselblad 501C medium format film camera (rather than stylised bridal shoots with a model to give a wedding look).  The camera captures 6×6 film negatives so I would have to compose my images as squares rather than the usual 6×4 rectangle format.  I was happy there were more wedding photographers as it pretty much gave me a free licence to cover any angles I wanted to capture and not have to do the expected wedding photo shots (such as stand at the front of the aisle) (nor any wedding group photos).  My fellow wedding photographers and I did agree who would be where so we had all angles covered for the couple and also to avoid getting in each others photos.

Hasselblad Wedding Camera Gear

For the wedding I packed my Hasselblad 501C film camera, the 45 degree prism finder and two lenses.  A Zeiss Distagon 60mm f3.5 CF lens for wider photos and a Zeiss Makro-Planar 120mm F4 CF lens for wedding portraits and wedding detail photos.  I found I used the 60mm lens for most of the day but the macro lens is great to have in the bag.  For my own wedding bookings I enjoy the wedding portrait photography part of the day especially as I can bring my fashion photography / model photography experience to produce natural looking yet styled wedding photos.

 

Wedding Camera Film Choice

As it was a winter wedding I was a little worried about how much light we would have.  Film cameras love bright conditions and are less keen on low light photography / night photography.  I would also be using mostly available light so after sunset it would be quite tricky.  I decided to load the Hasselblad with 120 Kodak Portra 400 colour film for the day as it has good latitude and so works well to retain both highlight detail and more shadow detail than say E6 slide film.

Hasselblad Wedding Photos

Here are a selection of Hasselblad film photos I took at Alex and Lisa’s wedding

Additional Cameras

In addition to the above mentioned Hasselblad 501C camera I also took a Leica M6 35mm film camera with a Zeiss ZM Biogon 21mm f2.8  lens for wider shots, loaded with black and white Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222 (Cinestill BWXX) film.  In addition to the Leica camera I packed a 35mm Nikon F4 SLR for telephoto shots using a 100mm macro lens.

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Analogue Film Wedding Photographer Bookings 2018

Since this wedding I have invested in more of the best film cameras ever made with a goal to capture the highest quality wedding photos.  Wedding clients have a choice of me using medium format Hasselblad cameras (V-Series and H-series) (and an array of lenses), medium format Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Mamiya 6, Fuji GF670 and/ or 35mm Leica cameras and the latest purchase a Nikon F5.  Most couples give the choice of what cameras I use and I currently use a mix of Leica cameras and Hasselblad cameras to capture your wedding day. (I also use 4×5 large format film cameras for the real camera enthusiasts!)

Leica Wedding Photographer Bookings 2018 (Digital)

As much as I wish every couple could appreciate analogue film photography as much as I do I realise some people prefer the look of digital photos.  For digital camera wedding photography bookings I continue to use my Leica M240 camera as the main wedding camera and then clients have the option to have Leica wedding photography (only) where I use a Leica M8 camera to support the Leica M240.  I also use a digital Hasselblad that I can bring on request and various other cameras as backups.

Contact

To book a Leica / film wedding see here for more details:

http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html

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2015 Film Wedding Photography: Ben & Natalie

2015 Film Wedding Photography: Ben & Natalie

Wedding Venue: Little Hallingbury Mill, Bishops Stortford & St Barts Brewery, London

http://www.MrLeica.com
August 2015

Kodak Ektar Film Wedding

Ben & Natalie’s Wedding

Ben and Natalie kindly invited me to do their wedding photography at Little Hallingbury Mill, Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire during the summer.  I had the digital Leica M 240 as my main camera for the day and for film photography I had a variety of film cameras (see below).  Natalie has chosen vibrant coloured flowers for their wedding so I loaded the cameras with 35mm Kodak Ektar 100 and 120 Kodak Portra 400 film.  Below are some of the film wedding photos from the day, as scanned.

Film Wedding Photography

For 2016 I hope to move closer to shooting analogue only film wedding photography (without digital).  For model photography and portraiture I use film camera for the main photos now but have the digital Leica M 240 to test.  I tend to specialise in black and white film photography for fashion and beauty photos but for weddings I always offer the couple the choice of film used.  Most wedding couples ask for a mix of colour and black and white but for this occasion I shot all colour film due to the colourful wedding styling.

Film Cameras

  • 1950s 35mm Leica M3 + various Leica M mount lenses
  • Nikon F4 SLR + Tokina 100mm f2.8 macro lens
  • Medium format Fuji GA645 Pro

To book a Leica / film wedding see here for more details:

http://www.matthewosbornephotography.co.uk/Wedding-Photographer.html

2016 wedding film cameras include Hasselblad, Leica, Mamiya and Nikon and formats include 35mm, medium format and large format

Harriett & Ashley

Vintage Engagement: Harriett & Ashley

http://www.MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk / www.MrLeica.com

Coventry Wedding Photographer – Location Shoot

Engagement Session, Coventry

As a Coventry wedding photographer that offers analogue film wedding photography and digital images, I like nothing bettter than engagement sessions. Here is another stylised engagement shoot in Coventry with models Harriett and Ashley. They are not a couple but work well together and it is then my job to then make it all look realistic.  All photos are 100% posed and directed by me yet they hopefully come across as natural.

For the e-session I used three cameras, two analogue film cameras, 1950s Leica M2 + 1980s Fuji GS645, and my digital Leica M9.  Colour photos are film and black and white ones are digital.  I love the look of film and I think the softer images and colours really suit wedding photography and engagements sessions.  The film photos below are in a style I plan to take into 2015 for all weddings and engagements.

Sample Images

Leica M9

Classic Engagement Picnic

Leica M9 B&W Picnic

Vintage Engagement Photography

Leica M2 + Summicron 50mm + Fujicolor C200 film

Vintage Engagement - Film

Film Engagement (7)

Film Engagement (6)

Film Engagement (8)

Film Engagement (5)

Film Engagement

Film Engagement (2)

Film Engagement (4)

Film Engagement (3)

Vintage Engagement on Film

Film Engagement - Leica M2

Fujica GS645 (medium format) + Fuji Pro 400H film

Fujica GS645 Engagement Photography

Fuji GS645 - Summer Getaway!

If you would like to book an engagement session or me as your wedding photographer please do not hesitate to get in touch, regardless of your location.

Thanks

Matt