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Julio’s Portraits at Memory Grove, Photographed on Film

by dav.d

Julio has been another model I have used over the last few years. This photo shoot was at the popular Memory Grove Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. We showed up early on a Sunday morning with hopes of beating the crowds. Photographers love this location because of the trees, memorials, stairs, trails, stone, river, and the bridge. Dogs are allowed to run free, without a leash so watch your step. Julio brought his nephew to be a photo assistant and he will get his own blog post soon.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

This is my favorite photograph from the shoot

I am slowly building my film portfolio. I have so many digital photographs to comb through, but I want to build and develop an film portfolio in addition. This was I can give people the option. Right now I shoot a few frames on a regular shoot so I can show a comparison to a client. I should do a full comparison once I have a sufficient portfolio.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Fuji Pro 400H Film

Having an assistant to hold a reflector is a godsend. I am able to get the perfect natural light on my subject. I might have to hire an assistant more regularly.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Kodak Portra has more contrast and deeper saturation of colors

Julio arrived with enough clothing to supply a small, and fashionable, army. We had plenty of time so he tried a number of outfits. We would also traverse the park looking for different backgrounds. The depth of field on my medium format film camera is really cool. I think it gives a unique look that 35mm can’t quite replicate.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

I shot one roll of black and white Kodak film.

As usual, the film was processed at Richard Photo Lab. They did an excellent job. No dust or scratches to worry about. When I receive the notification that the files are ready to download they are pretty much ready to share with the client and with the world. I have just taken way too long to get around to blogging the photographs. I had posted them to Facebook months ago!

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Trees and paths for

With the New Year I made it a goal to blog everyday. Well, it wasn’t until March that I was able to get that goal started. Ack! However, since then I have been blogging 2-3 times a day. I need to replace all the old posts I had deleted. I’ve started fresh with my website and will be a bit more selective in the images I post to the website. I will still have mega posts like this one where I share twenty plus photographs. I think great photographs are going to be my best marketing tool as a photographer.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Julio is a natural in front of the camera

And I am sorting through my photographs of family portraits as well. I am not limited to single people portraits. Lots to do!

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Trees and Columns for backgrounds

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Outfits can help sell a great photograph

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Portrait time in autumn is awesome

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Autumn leaves and the Utah State Capitol

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

I shot one roll of black and white Kodak film.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Julio brought enough clothes for an Army

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Medium format and my film creates awesome photographs

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Autumn is an amazing time of year for portraits

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Color and texture created by autumn leaves

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

I shot one roll of black and white Kodak film.

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Mornings are perfect for Memory Grove

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Kodak Portra Film, my favorite

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Variety of portraits is always a good thing

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Looking away from the camera

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Memory Grove has plenty of texture variety

film portrait at memory grove in salt lake city

Memory Grove has a fun bridge

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