April 1st, 2012

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Oxford: Balliol Ball 2012 part 6

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Here’s another batch of images from the Balliol college ball that I attended a few weeks ago. The images are very grainy due to the expired film I was using. I’m not sure of the expiry date of this film, it came in a batch of different films that I bought as a job lot. Despite the grain I like how these images have turned out, they capture the mood of the evening which was people having fun.

Some exciting news related to my Balliol ball photography is that a couple I photographed that evening liked my photography so much that they’ve booked me to photograph their wedding next year and I’m going to be doing it on film! It’s not obvious from this blog but I do photograph weddings as well as doing other photographic commissions and I’m really glad they emailed me to enquire about it. Here’s a little extract from the lovely email I received “…have been looking at the websites of wedding photographers around Oxford, and we haven’t found a single one whose work we like as much as the photographs on your blog.”

[Tech info:] Mamiya C330f camera and 80mm lens on expired Ilford Delta 3200 film, processed in Kodak HC110 dilution B (1:31).

Backlit in the live music marquee

Hai Lin and friend

Outside the live acts marquee

I really like the moment I've captured here, especially with the guy laughing next to the very serious guy next to him

Outisde the live acts marquee

I asked these girls to follow me all the way to the side entrance of the college just so we could use the light in the archway. It worked out well.