Thank you for visiting my new photography blog, it is a reflection of my former career as a professional photographer. Please enjoy the images! All images © Paul Haberstroh.
While I do not shoot professionally full time anymore, I do teach photography, videography, web and graphic design. The inspiration for creating this site happened while I was going through my archives of images. For most of my career, I shot film. The early digital cameras did not deliver the quality that I felt my clients deserved. The early adopters of digital spent a lot of time manipulating mediocre images to make them look like film. Now, my phone has the same MP that my first DSLR did, and produces amazing quality. Most of the images on this site are scans of 35mm film, including all the black and white photographs. The classic car photography is mostly digital. Some of the travel and landscape images are digital, with some taken by my phone. See if you are able to tell the difference.
One of the popular photography trends now is to recreate a “vintage” look to wedding photography. Black and white film did that quite naturally for me fifteen years ago. There is something timeless about black and white photos. While I always shot both color, and black and white films at a wedding, often the client’s favorite images were black and white. Some of the black and white films I used were, Kodak Tri-X, T-Max 3200, Infrared, and Kodak Recording Film. I also liked Ilford Delta 3200 and HP-5.
Photographing in Colorado was certainly a treat. The striking landscape and beautiful wedding venues provided a fabulous backdrop for the images. The opportunities for the camera were endless.
Many of wedding images may seem posed, but actually very few are. While the style may seem very traditional, it was really more natural and photojournalistic.