Isle of Wight Film Photographer
I’m sharing my favourite location for film photography. Why? Because Fern was game enough to meet with me after I spied her Pentax camera on Instagram.
Film photography on the Isle of Wight is my new-found love. It’s exciting like a fresh discovery, just like Fern.
For me: loading the film canister, playing with a friend, creating happy portraits (Ok, more like giggling), laughing, laughing, laughing, and more giggling, dancing on the green to ‘who’s a Barbie girl’ and sitting in chilly stair-wells with a bin bag to protect our clothes (black, if you’re wondering).
Meeting Fern feels special, nervous with excitement, and having absolute confidence in her engagement with the camera. It’s exhilarating. Natural portraits in 20 minutes (36 frames on Tri-X film, it’s a rush!).
If you’ve never worked with a professional photographer before, seriously, hire one. At least once in your life. Even if you’re worried about your hair, what to wear and whether you need to lose a few pounds. It’s totally worth it. Find a quiet park. Ask your photographer for help. Your pictures will thank you and you might be surprised at how easy it is.
Creative energy is catching and I want to thank Fern for agreeing to meet with me. We’ve since shared ideas and frustrations about vintage cameras and the like.
For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by an Isle of Wight photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.