This topic has been one of my most requested; I think the idea of shooting film with flash can be a bit intimidating, but let's break down a few simple tricks that I love to use.
Direct flash can be incredibly useful for two reasons: it allows you to shoot film at much higher f-stops at lower light and it's relatively easy and consistent to get the hang of. Let's look at a few ways that I use direct flash in my film work:
Get the tripod here.
I've been photographing weddings, events, etc. for almost a decade now. And I'm kicking myself for not having bought this tripod earlier. It's design is insanely simple, yet thoughtful. It holds my Contax 645 (my heaviest film camera I use), and easily pivots to allow for shooting on all angles, including flat lays (without any frame interruption from the tripod legs!).
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Do you want to be a destination wedding photographer?
Are you a wedding photographer who's dying to start shooting destination weddings? I was exactly where you were a few years ago, and it has taken plenty of trial and error to figure out what works best. In the video below, as well as the content on this page, I am going to outline the THREE reasons you are NOT booking destination weddings clients, and what you can do to change that.