Monday, September 4, 2017

Adventures in Analog

Why analog, why rolls of film wait for the developed prints?
I'm really happy with my Fuji XT1 but from time to time I'm teased by the good ol' days the retro feeling and most of all away from the fast growing flood of pictures. So I tried different Lomography cameras and wasn't happy with the results...
In the end I looked for a compromise of the feeling and the slowing of the process and now I own two analog cameras. First I got the Rollei 35 LED and I walked into an Minolta XG9 with an 50mm prime lens which was recomended by different sources for the good meter and a releable P-mode. Still waiting for the first roll. So this new section will be continued.

So these are some examples from my first roll developed from my Rollei.

First the contact sheet. I'm getting adopted to the nice small camera. Problem for me at the moment the meter is not working due to the lack of available batteries (1.3V).
There are guys online promissing to recallibrate the meter to the new batteries (1.5V) maybe I'll give it a try.
To skip the mere guessing I'll use a meter app on my phone, which works quite well and even slows me down more.

Next some examples I did in my home town during a brief visit of my parents

On the same weekend I went to the anual blackforest highland games

The next pictures I made (I know, but I like the term "make a photography" better. It's a creative process after all. Painting with light).
Any way these are from a food truck meeting in Coburg, Frankonia where I live.

The last one is the view from our house. I live next to the Coburg castle the "Veste" during sunset.

I think I'll focus on doing street photography in B&W with this nice little camera.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gap in the clouds

Technical: SOOC Straight out of the Camera. No Photoshop. Shoot a compelling image and post it without edits. No cheating! Technical: Technical Aptitude is just as important as creative inspiration in photography. With that in mind this category is a mix of in camera and post processing techniques designed to expose you to new technical skills and techniques.