Ask Us Anything

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from other photographers about shooting weddings, timelines, networking, how we handle business consultations, and especially film, so we thought we’d open up our blog until midnight Friday for a round of Q & A! Ask us whatever you like and we’ll try to answer all of your […]

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We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from other photographers about shooting weddings, timelines, networking, how we handle business consultations, and especially film, so we thought we’d open up our blog until midnight Friday for a round of Q & A!

Ask us whatever you like and we’ll try to answer all of your questions next week in a blog post! Please try and limit three questions per comment, thank you!

Until then, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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  1. Lauren C

    December 11th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t have any questions at the moment but I can’t wait to see what other people ask and to read all your answers next week!

  2. Laura Carlson

    December 11th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    What a great idea! So helpful!

  3. Mary Anne

    December 11th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I am always in love with your wedding photography in Virginia. The tones in your images are so lovely. What type of film are you shooting with? You are inspiring me to pull out my old film cameras 🙂

  4. Cyd

    December 11th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love when successful photographers are willing to mentor others. Your work is beautiful!

  5. Emily J, Photographer

    December 11th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    What an awesome idea!

    With being film shooters do you ever take images into photoshop or do you do it all in the darkroom?

    What is your best advice for getting gigs as a second shooter?

  6. michelle

    December 11th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I love your wedding photography! Do you use mostly natural light?

  7. Alicia Lacey

    December 11th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Ooo this is so awesome, lots to ask!

    1. What, if any, portions of a wedding day do you shoot digitally and why?
    2. When getting your film developed, do you have a color profile you typically request or have you developed your own?
    3. This one might not be clear, but I’ll give it a go: When I am shooting film and am using a light meter, should I ever change the exposure compensation on the actual camera? Or would I only need to do that if I was trying to use the meter within the camera body. I just cannot find any information if that actually affects the film or is solely for metering purposes!!

    Thank you guys SO much — this is the perfect Christmas gift 🙂 🙂

  8. Kat

    December 11th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I’d love to know about the feathers in your logo. Is there a story behind them?

  9. michaelandcarina

    December 11th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    There definitely is… good question! 🙂

  10. Kelly

    December 11th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    My question isn’t related to film, but I’d love to know how do you best network or what do you do to reach your target audience?

  11. robyn middleton

    December 11th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Tell us about the Leica M6. What is it exactly and what are the advantages over the Contax, etc? What lens have you shot with on it?

  12. Michele

    December 11th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Oh, so so so cool!

    Recently, I took your advice from April (this blog) http://michaelandcarina.com/tag/canon-elan-7/ and snagged an elan 7 off ebay for $30 shipped with some cheap film. I am going to get it developed quickly so I can see if it works. However, I want to get some better film. What would you suggest to purchase?

    If things go well, could I then upgrade to another Canon for a little higher quality camera that I could still shoot my my L series lenses in autofocus?

    And, thank you for being so open and fabulous. Merry Christmas!

  13. Brian

    December 11th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    great idea. it’s great to give back

  14. Payal Patel

    December 12th, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Awesome idea. How have you grown your business since the beginning?

  15. Heather

    December 12th, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Your work is beautiful! Best tip for getting the wedding party to interact?

  16. Lindsey

    December 12th, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I love this idea! I’d love to pick your brains.
    1) What advise do you have for a photographer struggling to bring in a clientele in a small town (pop 8000) with so many other photographers available?
    2) Marketing. How. What. What works, what doesn’t. How do you reach your target market and plant it in their heads that they want you?
    3) Education. What online workshops, if any, do you recommend?
    Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to your replies!

  17. Maya

    December 12th, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Thank you for doing this! really appreciate it. Love your work.
    I – How do you work with your lab and establish a color profile?
    2 – Do you mix film stocks ? How do you achieve your consistent look?
    3 – What are you rating your film stocks?

    Thank you!

  18. Evo

    December 13th, 2014 at 7:11 am

    What’s your style?

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