So when I’m not shooting families for friends and still want that creative experience of working with people that was the core of the wedding work, I reach out to the local modeling community. I can usually find a model who fits the look I want for a shoot that is willing to shoot what’s called TFP, or Time For Prints. In a nutshell no money is exchanged the the model provides time, and often wardrobe and makeup in exchange for images from the shoot, prints, although more often than not just jpgs for use in their online portfolios.
I use Model Mayhem for this most of the time, or just a blast on Facebook since many of those models I’ve worked with over the years have become good friends, family in some cases. If you’re curious you can see my Modem Mayhem portfolio here, but be warned it’s not work safe in it’s entirety.
This session was with Ashley Rose, and the first part of the shoot took place out on a historic farm here in Colorado. Jeans, boots, flannel shirt and of course a hat – what more could a photographer ask for.
The first two shots are a little unique in that they did not come from a Kodak Portra film and the Pentax 645N, instead these two where capture with Kodak Ektar film and shot on the Fuji GA645i, a medium format film “Point and Shoot”, but with an amazing lens.
The rest of these images where capture on Kodak Portra 160 using the Pentax 645Ni camera.
As usual all the film was processed and scanned at The FIND Lab.