Shooting film for a wedding job?

4 years 7 months ago #494821 by Foxy Girl
So a client hit me up with something today I'm not sure about.  They want their entire wedding shot on a film camera. I don't own a film camera and wondering if there are any legit digital to film software, that looks real?

Thank you so much!


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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #494824 by effron
I shot many weddings back in the day...with film, and I wouldn't go back. Just the time and cost to process and print is ridiculous. You don't have to take every job that comes your way, do you? If you do decide to go for it, Adorama or B&H (maybe both) had new F100's a while back, and that is a dream of a film body.....
www.chasejarvis.com/blog/four-great-ways...he-digital-darkroom/

Why so serious?
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4 years 7 months ago #494896 by Sandy Smith Photos
You can find film cameras on Craigslist pretty cheap too.  Might be a fun option to explore.   


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4 years 7 months ago #494900 by Glenn Gee

effron wrote: I shot many weddings back in the day...with film, and I wouldn't go back. Just the time and cost to process and print is ridiculous. You don't have to take every job that comes your way, do you? If you do decide to go for it, Adorama or B&H (maybe both) had new F100's a while back, and that is a dream of a film body.....
www.chasejarvis.com/blog/four-great-ways...he-digital-darkroom/


Can't imagine how difficult it was to do a wedding with film. I'm with Effron on this one...if you don't have to take the gig, I wouldn't take it. 


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4 years 7 months ago #495009 by John Landolfi
Give them a price estimate based on the cost of having a lab do the processing and printing (I assume you don't have a darkroom), including a middleman fee for finding and dealing with the lab, and paying yourself well for the shoot. If they agree, effron's suggestion of an F100 is great, or you can probably find a used F4s at B&H or KEH, which will make the job easier (a great camera).


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4 years 7 months ago #495025 by Shadowfixer1
If you have never shot film in this situation before, walk away.

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4 years 7 months ago #495141 by rogdel
I wouldn't try to pass digital shots off as film for a paid assignment. I have to chime in and agree with the other commenters on this thread - if you haven't shot a wedding in film before, just walk away. But at the very least, send an estimate taking into consideration the price of film developing, and scanning as well as everything that else that goes into a wedding gig.


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4 years 7 months ago #495150 by msmith55

Shadowfixer1 wrote: If you have never shot film in this situation before, walk away.


I agree 100 million percent.


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4 years 7 months ago #495293 by cabbot
I'd be scared to death to shoot a wedding with film. Actually, I'd be scared to death to shoot a wedding with digital too :)


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4 years 7 months ago #495321 by Addicted2Photos
That sounds like such a fun project!  Did you find a camera yet? 


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4 years 7 months ago #495493 by Chris Yates
As long as the couple is willing front the price of film on top of whatever you may charge for a wedding, and you feel confident in your abilities as a photographer, I say that it might be worth considering. Then again, I'm a big proponent of film, so I may be biased. 


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