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Michael Radford, Finding Your Voice

Michael is a hybrid photographer who specializes in weddings and portraits. He resides in California but frequently travels all over the west coast. When he is not behind the camera, you can find him traveling the coast or camping in the mountains with his wife, Brittany, and little tot, Tavin.

From Michael…

“When I first started shooting film, I was overwhelmed by the amount of options I had.  The different manufacturers, speeds, formats, and chrome vs color negative.  At the time, I was shooting a mix of Portra 400 and Fuji 400h, and I had no clue why I was shooting either, except that people told me that’s what I should be using.  One day, I went to my local camera shop and bought a few rolls of every stock they had.  My goal was to test them in different lighting situations, rating them differently, and figure out which ones suited me best.  It was a huge eye opener for me and gave me so much clarity regarding when to use certain speeds, which manufacturers I liked best, and so on.  Now, whenever I meet up-and-coming photographers, this is the first tip I give them.  Understanding why you like specific film stocks and how they work plays a huge roll in finding your voice as a photographer.”

Contax 645, Fuji 400h rated at 160, Richard Photo Lab
Michael Radford Photography
California + worldwide
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