Shooting Studio Bridal Portraits on Film with a Hasselblad

Shooting Studio Bridal Portraits on Film with a Hasselblad

Ethereal and artistic studio bridal portraits by Brian D Smith Photography in his Charleston SC Portrait Studio. Shot on a Hasselblad 202FA, 80mm F2.8 lens and using Kodak Portra 800 and Tmax 400 film. 1 second exposures create motion blur and ghost-like movement
June 12, 2020, 1:10 p.m.

About the Film Studio Bridal Portrait Shoot

These images were the result of some impromptu experimentation at the end of a studio bridal portrait session in my Charleston SC portrait studio. I set my Hasselblad on a tripod and used 1 second exposures to create movement and an ethereal atmoshpere. The model tossed the dress while keeping her pose as still as possible and the result is some of my favorite film bridal portraits to date. 

ethereal studio bridal portrait on film at brian d smith photography portrait studio with bride in white dress

Equipment Used

These were shot on my Hasselblad 202FA with 80mm F2.8 lens and Kodak Portra 800 film and Kodak Tmax 400 film. All exposures are either .5s or 1s long. Developing and scanning was one by Photovision Prints and images were lit with a single 60W LED light and 48" softbox, high and to the right. 

movement on film using a hasselblad 202fa and kodak portra 800 film with a bride in wedding dress in studio

bridal portrait on black and white film in charleston sc by charleston wedding photographer brian d smith photography

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