DIGITAL SESSIONS

What should I wear/bring to the shoot?
The best part of portrait photography is letting your confidence shine! I suggest wearing whatever makes you feel great and puts a smile on your face. I am open to multiple outfits if you are! 
I also suggest bringing water and snacks, and otherwise I'm always in the mood to grab coffee or food together!


What camera do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 6D and a 24-70 f2.8 lens!


Do I get to select images?
Digital photography lets us take a seemingly infinite number of photos - a lot of which end up being duplicates or "in between" shots of subjects talking, blinking, etc. I'll first send you 50-100 edited photos. From these, you may then choose 10-20 for retouching!

What's the difference between "edited" and "retouched" images?
"Edited" images involve slight adjustments to color temperature, sharpness, and overall exposure, and potential cropping to improve the look of each photo. A "retouched" image will involve more dialed in changes - blemishes, stray hairs, objects or other people possibly obstructing the photo.

Can I keep all unedited images?
I will do my best to send as many high quality photos from your shoot as possible! To maintain the integrity of my work, I will make initial selects myself and give you plenty to choose from for any further editing or use!

How and when will I receive my images?
I am usually so excited after a shoot that I sit down and go through the photos right away! Please allow 3-5 days to receive initial selects, and an additional 5-7 days for any photos you'd like fully retouched. All files will be sent in a shareable Google Drive folder!

ANALOG SESSIONS

What film do you shoot with?

Over the last 6 years I have shot many regular and expired/discontinued film stocks! If there is a film stock in particular that you'd like to use, we can obtain it and the cost of the film will be added to the total photo shoot price. If there is film that you have with you that you'd like me to use I would love that! I am open and able to shoot color, black and white, or color slide film! I can also shoot Polaroid 600 instant photos!
The types of film I may have on hand definitely varies from time to time, and when/where I feel certain film should be used also varies based on the look you are going for! Let me know what you have in mind and we can discuss this further.


What cameras do you use?
I have a wide variety of point and shoot and SLR cameras!

When shooting 35mm, I typically use my Nikon F401, Leica Minilux Zoom, Samsung Fino 115S, or Olympus Super Zoom 330.
When shooting 120, I use a twin lens reflex camera, Yashica-A.


I have a Nishika N8000 if you're interested in 3D photography!
I also have 35mm Minolta Weathermatic - ask me about underwater shoots! 


How do you process, scan and edit photos?
All film is processed, scanned and edited by me at home.
I have been processing and scanning film for 6 years now. If you are particular about the chemistry used to process your film, or if you'd like to learn how and/or do this together please let me know! 
All film is scanned with an Epson V600 flatbed scanner. I would love to teach you how to scan also if you're interested!
Editing film photos typically involves removing any dust or marks left behind by chemicals, and making slight adjustments to the overall exposure. I don't tend to make many adjustments to my own film photos - I try to let the film speak for itself as much as possible!


Can I keep all the images?

Given that film allows you a finite number of images, I do my best to make the most of each roll. The number of suitable images does vary from roll to roll, but I will do my best to make basic edits and send you as many as possible! Then you may select photos for any additional edits/retouching.

Shooting film is definitely a more involved process than shooting digital!
If you're interested in learning more or getting involved in processing or scanning, let me know!



Have a question you don't see here? Send me an email or use the contact page above!
sabmanshar@gmail.com


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