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August 17, 2022

Why Film?

Fine art film photographer

As a fine art film photographer, I could honestly ramble on with you all day about why I love film. When I started photography in 2019 I immediately fell in love with it, it has never just been a job for me. Photography is something that truly makes me happy and something I just love doing. But it was to my surprise when I started my journey with shooting film that I developed an even deeper passion for not only the images but the process of shooting film. With digital we can snap away catching several images very quickly, which is great in some circumstances. For example, when I am shooting kiddos who want to be up moving and playing around, digital really comes in handy.

Film on the other hand, has taught me to slow down and be more present in the moment. Making me very intentional with every shot I take. And as a result of that has helped me capture those deeper moments of the love and connection my clients share with one another.

Which is something very important to me and I think it is put best in these words from Don McCullin

“photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

That is what I hope for when you look at your images. Wether for the first time or years later, I want those feelings of love, joy and connection to come rushing back to you.

Film has really helped me with capturing and preserving those genuine authentic emotions.

Another thing I love about film is the ability it has to capture light so perfectly. Leaving more detail in the highlights of an image while providing you with dreamy tones and a nostalgic feel. It truly is breathtaking. Something about the look of film that is hard to put into words is the way it leaves every photo feeling so timeless, and that is one of the things I really love most about film.

Lastly, there is the process of mailing your film to the lab and scanning, developing and anxiously waiting to receive your beautiful images. It’s like a child counting down the days till Christmas morning. Every single time I receive those images my heart is so warm with joy and excitement. In a world where we are used to everything being instant gratification, film is not that way there is a process and honestly I love that about it. The little bit of waiting gives an appreciation to those images when they are received.

Ok I think I have rambled long enough, so I will leave you with this.

I will always shoot both film and digital at every session giving my clients the best possible outcome. Because at the end of the day it’s of most importance I capture the shots needed. And that means in some circumstances digital is the better option. No matter what format I am using I can promise you that you will be left with beautiful dreamy images full of the love and connection between you and your family.

Fine art film photographer

Laken Brown Photography is a full service photography experience in Huntsville, Arkansas. My photography offers a genuine and joyful style paired with soft and dreamy film tones for a nostalgic feel. My goal is to create a portrait experience that allows you to truly enjoy your day.

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