a collection of experiences, ideas and image samples related to street photography.
self portrait... 1/8 sec , f/16 , ISO 400
camera: FujiFilm x100
After feeling a bit stagnant with my photography, I decided to assign myself specific projects while out freelancing. I usually shoot with an aperture of f/8 , low ISO (100-400) and fast shutter speeds to freeze the action. However, I decided to challenge myself by setting the shutter no higher than 1/15 sec. This created a feeling of constant movement. I used the background, usually an architectural structure, as a reference to adjust my other settings. I had quite a few images that simply didn’t work but that was kind of the point. I wanted to experiment and be open to the unexpected.
More zine projects to come!
I'm not looking for perfection. I prefer a more timeless look to my photographs
camera: Canon F1
lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
film type: An expired roll of Fuji Superia 200 ASA
I visited one of my local camera shops a few weeks ago and noticed a roll of expired film being sold for $2. I previously read a few blogs on shooting with old film but I hadn't had any personal experience. So I decided to not overthink the decision and made the purchase. After I left the store, I stored the expired roll in the same camera bag with several fresh rolls of undeveloped film. When it was time to reload my camera, I put in the expired film by mistake. I spent two weeks shooting 24 exposures on old film thinking I was using a regular roll. So when the developments came, it took me while to figure out how and why the images were so grainy and dark. Yet for me, there is beauty in the flaws. Yes, there are quite a few scratches, dust spots and such on the negatives. But that gives the photographs its character. I could easily clean them off in Lightroom; but these were not shot with a digital camera. So I'm not looking for perfection; I prefer a more timeless look to my photographs. I am looking forward to doing enlargements on at least three frames on this roll. I am also going to do a serious search online for more expired film for sale!
I am a street photographer using film and digital formats. I enjoy listening to good music, traveling, quiet time & peace.