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Medium Format Black And White Film Photography – It’s Awesome!

Tucker BW Film

"Tucker" - Kodak Tmax 100 ISO - 120 Film

The image above was taken with a Mamiya 645 Medium Format Film Camera. I used an 80mm f/2.8 manual focus lens set at either f/4 or f/5.6. An 80mm lens on a 645 Medium Format Camera is equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm Camera.

I shot my first roll of Medium Format Film in the mid-80's. Although I have never shot a wedding in digital and no longer do consumer photography, I shot a lot of weddings in the late 80's to early 90's on Medium Format Film.

The image at the top of this post of our Golden Retriever "Tucker" is not edited. Other than cropping the image is as I shot it. There is just something about images shot on film that digital does not provide without doing some editing in Photoshop or a similar software.

I've literally photographed thousands of people on medium format film in my career, but that was many years ago. My goal going into 2015 is to add Medium Format Film Photography back into the mix of service offerings. It's just one way of providing clients something unique and different. For me, it's just going back to a format that was once a core part of my business before digital was anywhere near the primary way to shoot.

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David Williams

About The Author: David Williams is a professional still photographer and videographer focusing on corporate and commercial work. His love for still photography began in 1982 while still in High School. David started making money at photography in 1982. David and his wife Brenda started working together in photography in 1988 when they met and were married in 1989. Brenda is the photo editor for the business. David and Brenda have two daughters in their 20's. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed: our goal is to respond as promptly as possible. You may also call David direct at 919.628.2902. You may share this content using the larger social icons above this bio section. You may find David on various social platforms by clicking the smaller icons to the left of this paragraph under David's headshot. Please visit our home page as well.