Portraits on Film

I recently decided to start shooting film in addition to digital on every portrait shoot. Apart from loving the look of film, the main bonus of being a multimedium portrait photographer is that it gives both myself and the model two very different looking sets of images, with film giving a very distinct, vintage look. The big decision to make on location is what specific film type (stock) to shoot. Every film has its strengths, weaknesses, colour palette, and distinct look, and while the decision may largely be an asthetic one, it is also important to consider the available lighting. I usually take a choice of three different film stocks with me on portrait shoots, and where I feel more than one stock may suit the lighting I'll often give my model a brief description of what to expect from each and allow them to make the final choice. Here are some examples of recent portraits captured on film.