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Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson

Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film
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Art Studio Portrait Series on 35mm Film by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film

Today’s feature is a beautiful art studio portrait series from film photographer Ellen Richardson. Here are a few words from Ellen about this series…

It was stylist Rebecca de Havas and my first time working together, so it was a test shoot to see what we could create. Rebecca’s younger sister, Frances, modeled for us in a number of looks styled by Rebecca from her own collection, and we were supplied with a selection of jewelry and props from local homeware brand The Neutral Store.

It was my first time working on film in a studio setting, and I’m really pleased with how the film came out! I used Portra 400 in a Canon AE-1 with Canon FD 35mm f/2.0, and I also shot a roll of 120 Portra 160 on a Rolleiflex which I pushed to 400, but that roll didn’t come out as expected – it was my first time pushing and I expected different results to what I got.

I really love how the colors and textures of the film have turned out – comparing them to the digital versions just solidifies my love for film and how raw it is. There are definitely things I would do differently next time – different lens, bigger space to work in and introduce some lighting rather than rely on natural light – but it’s given me a lot of confidence to trust myself with film.

Analog cameras and films used: Canon AE-1 (Find at KEH Camera or eBay) | Kodak Portra 400 (Find on Amazon)

Connect with Ellen: Website | Instagram

Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film
Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film
Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film
Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film
Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film
Art Studio Portrait Series by Ellen Richardson on Shoot It With Film

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