Films, Cameras, and a Wedding in Bali

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A month ago, two college seniors of mine got married in Bali. I was lucky enough to be invited to their wedding and I was really excited to capture their special day on film. For me, this was the first time I had attended a wedding since I started shooting with film and I had no idea what to expect.

Credits: wallflowersforjane

Deciding which cameras to bring along was easy, the Canon EOS 88 SLR for “serious” photos and the Fisheye 2 for “fun” photos of friends who would all be gathered together after quite a long while.

Credits: wallflowersforjane

The hard decision to make was what type of films to bring. One of the reasons I love film photography so much is that the film is not just a medium where the image would lie on but that its emulsion helps to capture the atmosphere of the scene that we choose to shoot. Whenever I go somewhere with my camera, I sit and stare at my film box for ages, thinking what I should bring.

For this wedding, I wanted my photographs to exude romance and enhance the emotions of the day. So with this in mind, I selected the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 and Fuji Sensia 100 films, hoping that its warm tones would help me to execute the vision in my head.

When I got the films back from developing, I was ever so happy to see that I had made the right choices. I had popped the Redscale XR film into the camera first, hoping that the strong sunlight and low-ISO setting would render everything golden. The chapel that my friends got married in faced the sea, which gave them a really soft golden backlit!

Credits: wallflowersforjane

The Sensia 100, when cross-processed and shot during the late afternoon sun gave the pictures a lovely pinkish hue that accentuated the romance of the day.

Credits: wallflowersforjane

An aside-note that I wanted to share here, if you are not the wedding photographer or sitting at the side of a pew or happen to be right at the back, it’s going to be extremely difficult to get some good shots of the ceremony. What I did was (a): zoom between the heads and use them as a sort a frame.

Credits: wallflowersforjane

Or (b): when everybody is standing, push your hand with the camera out and shoot from the hip because it could be the best shot of the afternoon!

Credits: wallflowersforjane

written by wallflowersforjane on 2011-07-22 in #lifestyle #lomography #canon-eos-88 #indonesia #wedding #slr #analogue-lifestyle #island #lomography-redscale-xr #fuji-sensia-100 #romance #lomography-in-weddings #bali

5 Comments

  1. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Sweet. I love the tone. It's so romantic :)

  2. moon_moon
    moon_moon ·

    Lovely~~~~Romantic@@

  3. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    This kind of colors just make the perfect atmosphere for a wedding day! So pretty and sweet!

  4. britterzb
    britterzb ·

    :-)

  5. stevelomo
    stevelomo ·

    The warm tones capture the romance perfectly. Lovely series :)

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