In January, I went back to Melbourne for a good friends wedding. I had been following Feather and Stone’s work for quite some time – admiring from afar the beautiful images that they continuously capture on film. When I found out that they were holding a workshop that was all about film photography and that the dates fell serendipitously within the dates I was back in Oz, I just knew that I had to do it. I’d always wanted to visit Byron Bay too, and so this was a chance to kill two birds with one stone.
The Field Trip was amazing from the moment I stepped off the bus and was greeted my the smiling faces of Seth and Tenielle, to the final sad goodbye on the last night. The venue was an absolute dream – every nook and cranny was a perfect backdrop for a photo op. The perfect playground for any photographer. Seth and T, the creative masterminds behind Feather and Stone are two beautiful souls with so much knowledge to share. You could tell that every little detail of the field trip was carefully thought out and planned with care. Amazing styled shoots were organised over the 3 days with both models and real couples, and Seth and T shared the way they interact and draw real emotions from the people they are shooting. Business, marketing and post processing knowledge, built up over years and years of experience was shared with us with no hesitation and all questions answered with real insight and honesty. So much was learned. I learned to appreciate the beauty of slowing down and taking the time to compose a picture, which is so easily lost in this digital age. I came away from the field trip feeling so inspired and confident in the fact that I definitely will be continuing on this journey that is film photography. I’m committed now to continue shooting in this medium and one day incorporating it into my business and I’m so very excited about learning and growing on this new journey!
Feather & Stone will be holding a Field Trip in Provence , France in September. If you are interested in film photography, I would put it high on your priority list. I wish I could do it all over again!
Unfortunately I lost a whole card of photos taken with my digital camera. Here are just a handful of my film scans using a mix of Fuji 400H and Kodak Portra 160. There’s a mix of photos from practicing with fellow awesome field trippers and also some from the amazing couple shoots.