Newmillerdam Country Park is a beautiful location for all types of photos; wedding photography is no different. Last week saw arctic conditions in the UK, surprisingly it wasn’t the north of England the bore the brunt of it this time (at least not the north east!).
The top image is shot on film. The low resolution JPEG doesn’t do the actual 6x6 negative justice (but the internet hates large files, so…). You can clearly see the difference between the top image and the bottom one (if looking at this on a phone, the film image is square, the digital image is rectangular).
The film was shot on a Hasselblad 500c/m with an 80mm f2.8. I used my normal Fuji Pro 400h film stock and, again as normal, I rated the 400 speed film as 200 in camera and exposed for the highlights. This in turn gives the film a slightly overexposed look that renders the images beautifully.
For the digital image: it’s the Fuji X-T2 paired with the fantastic 56mm f1.2. The digital file has not been edited to look like the film negative, I edited the digital file before receiving the film back from the lab, but you can see the general similarity between the film and my normal digital editing style. The most noticeable difference is how the film renders the greens.
You can see what sort of weather we were battling to get these photos at Newmillerdam below!! It was so cold!