It’s been a long time since I photographed using film with my Hasselblad 503 CX. I had almost forgotten the excitement  that the use of film produces in all stages of the production; unlike digital photography, film demands concentration in every step of the workflow. You begin by very carefully loading the film, framing the subjects and then observing the light and trying to create an appropriate reading that will record the information in both the shadows and the highlights. After the frame and exposure has been set you have to wait for the perfect moment: the moment that you want to record. You won’t see this moment immediately because the door that lets you see shuts down to let the camera see. If you were photographing digital photos, you’d be able to instantly check if the image you were waiting for was actually recorded, but since you’re using film the anticipation begins, because you know that the latent image is there but you can’t check it until you develop the film.
Developing the film is another story. The chemicals should be at the right temperature. First comes the developer, converting the latent image to metallic silver. Then comes the fixer to make sure the image is permanent. At this point the adrenaline reaches its maximum peek. The collections of images you captured are there ready to be seen. You wash the the film and one by one you start analyzing your work. The exposure wasn’t correct here. Damn, I should have waited a little longer before pressing the shutter on this one. Some of the frames, however, will have the all the elements in place and you will feel that all the work that was done to see them was worthwhile.

Thanks Libby and Tucker for your incredible patience and for laughing at my bad jokes. I really enjoyed photographing your engagement session and I’m looking forward to shooting your wedding this coming winter.

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Hasselblad 503 CX for engagement sessions


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Absolutely beautiful.

great pictures Tucker and Libby.

great pictures guys..

These are great pictures 🙂

Love the pictures! Awesome!

Kelliann Kutterer Blackburn

Fun Pictures!

Debbie Hower Schmidt

Love the photos!

Love these. Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

Tuck and Lib, awesome pictures! I can’t wait to see all of them. Your photographer is simply amazing!

Patty Frickle Strellnauer

wow! what a cute couple! so happy for them!

que hermoso trabajo

Daniel Robles Fotógrafo

magnifica la del beso de sombras…. me quito el sombrero… ñ.ñ

Patty Frickle Strellnauer

Oh to be that young again!! the pictures were awesome. I predict adorable kids in the future!!

Oh my! These are absolutely amazing, I love them! Congrats again!!

These are really cute!!!

Alberto Ruy Sánchez

He tratado de sumarte ( a ti y a otras personas que me lo han pedido) a esta página de perfil pero cada vez me salta un letrero de FaceBook que dice que ya no puedo sumar más personas a esta página:

“El límite de amigos y conecciones ha sido alcanzado
Lo sentimos, no puede agregar más amigos o hacerse fan de más páginas
sin eliminar algunos primero.”

Por eso he abierto otra opción: Una página de escritor, que no tiene tantas limitaciones de seguidores, y donde iré poniendo más cosas que en la otra página:

Te invito a sumarte. La dirección es:
Sólo tienen que poner allá ME GUSTA y quedaremos conectados.

Muchas gracias,


Jorge Santiago Photography

Gracias Daniel! Esa también es mi favorita. Saludos

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