It's a Digital World - But it started with Film - Part 1

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Brisbane family photographer film portraits

I've spent the last few months researching what is happening in our industry.

In the last twenty years in business there has been huge change and growth, I thought it might be good to document my time.

I graduated from Griffith University in 1994 and  started my business in 1996. I  was shooting film , I would buy 40 rolls of Tmax 400 from Photo Continental and store it in my fridge until I needed it. After a shoot I would drop it off to my lab in Fortitude Valley, then go back a few days later to pick up the proofs and negs. Then I would show them one by one projected up on a wall to my clients and from these proofs we would select favourites. Using a big square coffee table we would put the proofs together to create a story in a framed series. The only products I offered back then was unframed or framed, pretty simple.

From that design appointment I would again drive back to my lab in  the valley where they would Hand Print my photos in the dark room, honestly the skill level for hand printing was incredible , I wouldn't attempt it - it was a real art and not many could do what my lab provided. I didn't want to spend my time in a dark room where I couldn't talk to people, and so it was perfect arrangement for many years.

Until......my business was growing so much that

a) the lab couldn't t keep up with my work and

b) Kodak stopped  making the film I used and the substitutes were inferior.

 

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