park bench... 1/210 sec , f/2.8 , ISO 250
camera: FujiFilm X-T10
lens: a vintage Minolta 28mm f/2.8
Over the past year, I've been neglecting my collection of vintage lenses so I decided to pair a Minolta 28mm f/2.8 with a FujiFilm X-T10 to do a street photography theme on reflections and shadows. Most of the images were shot wide open with the exemption of a few where I stopped at f/11. I like high contrast photographs so I enjoying shooting before noon to capture really dark shadows. Using vintage lenses on a mirrorless camera is my preference for digital photography. The process of having to set the aperture and focus manually gives me a greater sense of accomplishment. I was fortunate to create about 25 photographs from this zine project that I am quite happy with!
Here is a sample:
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 am a street photographer using film and digital formats. I enjoy listening to good music, traveling, quiet time & peace.