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Ashley R – 2

Model and Lingerie

This is a continuation of my lingerie photography shoot with Ashley R.  I detailed some additional info here in my 1st post about our session, where I featured my digital work from the shoot.  This time I’m featuring my film shots from the session.  While the lingerie pieces are the same, the film really gives them a different look.  

Setup and Shooting

My film camera setup this time was the Bronica SQ-a paired with a Zenzanon 80mm f/2.8 lens.  I chose Kodak T-Max 400 as the film of choice for this shoot.  You can see that by the end of our session, the light was pretty much gone.  We improvised by using lamplight, which fortunately didn’t have much effect on the black and white shots here (as white balance was not really an issue).  However, a tripod was a key piece of equipment for these photos.  I use the Vanguard VEO 235AB, which is a smaller travel tripod, that’s probably a bit too small for my very large Bronica.  Alas, the proof is in the pudding, and I find the results acceptable.

Post Shoot

After the shoot I developed each of the two rolls by hand.  I use a film changing bag and a Patterson daylight developing tank.  Rodinal (1:25 dilution here) has lately been my developer of choice, along with Kodak fixer.  I then scanned my negatives with an Epson V500, using the Epsonscan software.  A bit of touch up and levels are accomplished in Adobe Lightroom.

Selected Photos

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