Why hello! Yes.. I am still alive! .. I realise the blog has come to a crawl this past month.. what an epic month it has been! Ill have to write some musings.. and some stories.. but for now I just want to share some photos. These shots are from a shoot in September.. well I think it was September.. which Clancee again in Centennial Park. I actually even have gotten film back for this shoot.. thats how long it has been haha..
Some lovely light.. playing with my 85mm tilt shift lens I picked up the day before the shoot and shooting with my RZ67.. this was a LOT of fun. I have some exciting things happening in 2012.. and an excellent finish to 2011.. and I got to see my Nanna last week which just.. was amazing as she hasnt been well. I am off camping for a few days but look forward to a new post upon my return.
Till next time..
It kind of feels like there should be an Echo in here… 3 weeks since my last blog.. shock horror.. its been smashingly busy this past month or so! But I have been busy.. and doing a lot.. and uploading to Flickr.. so I apologise blog.. very sorry.. it is just sometimes easier to edit and upload than edit and blog. Although I do have a lot to share.. im thinking my schedules should be spread out a bit more.
So what have I been shooting? Well people.. and not just wedding people (although there have been some beautiful brides and very manly grooms) I have been branching out.. varying my style.. and taking myself out of my comfort zone. What’s that? No beaches? Nope.. well also my car stopped working.. which kinda sucks.. but I havent done a sunrise for about 6 weeks now.. maybe more.. its kind of.. odd.. almost alien and I do really really miss it. Ill get there again, to be perfectly honest.. with my weekends busy with client meets, weddings, pre-weddings and other assorted photography shenanigans I really cant afford to get up and bare the brunt of the tiredness.. so im working with it.
So to save more of a ramble.. here is a mix of what I’ve been up too..
Some film scanning..
But it didnt turn out THAT great..
But I still had fun.. so lots to share.. cant wait
Till next time..
I have been throwing around the idea of doing Model Monday posts.. of models I shoot. I don’t shoot enough yet to warrant the name however, but we will see how we go I have begun casting calls and contacting numerous models to lineup shoots.
So far it has been a bit hit and miss.. with some people getting back to me and others being quite flakey.. Jamie however has been upfront and easy to work with so we got our first shoot together and I must say I was very pleased with how it went at a new location, North Coogee Headland.Read More»
For most of May I have been able to borrow a Nikon D700 and I just love this camera to bits. One of the best thing is shooting at ISO6400 comfortably. I took this shot in my room of my Stormtrooper Headbobber (not to be confused with Stormy Stormtrooper). This shot was with my Nikon 85mm 1.8D and single lit by a lamp. There is noise/grain but its so sharp and what can I say.. I think I am in love. Time to get me one of these and make the move to Full Frame!
Just a short post for today.
Till next time..
Street photography is a very interesting yet difficult medium to master. You need to (as the photographer) find a way to engage subjects… either by being bold and snapping people without care.. or by mastering other techniques (like shooting from the hip). I am not very good at either of these.. I sort of fumble along the way but I still like what I like and when my friend Josh asked to go for some Street Shooting in Newtown on his birthday.. well how could I resist?
In late January I was given a fantastic opportunity by my friend Robert Gjessing from Harlequin Photography. Not only was it the opportunity to shoot my first live band gig.. it was at Coogee Bay Hotel and of an International Act. Now Primal Scream does not need any introduction to many people.. well perhaps not the current generation of Lady GaGa loving pop lovers but to the older crowd these guys still rate high on the radar.
Well much the same as with my Fuji Neopan 400 post this is the Fuji Superia 400 post. A nicely grained c41 35mm film with some great colours and useability. I found it pretty interesting to shoot with but have had some mix results post development. A few where it seems to have really pushed the film too far and has unusable light/colours and grain. But for the rest of the shots.. I really do like it.
Welcome to Fuji Neopan 400.. a nice B&W film with a great grain.. and wow it has exceeded all the stories ive been told! I actually have around 5 rolls of this stuff at home.. waiting to be shot. I love the way it handles the grain and the contrast and it doesnt mind being shot at ISO800. A lot of people go to Neopan as their daily B&W film and I can definitely see why. I have also shot a roll of Neopan 1600 but I have yet to see the results (am hanging out).
Just a quick one to scare you this Monday morning. This was taken at the Sydney Zombie Lurch a couple of weekends ago. Just so happens I was assisting for Daniel K Cheung in Hyde Park in Sydney at the same time and this lovely brain eater stopped to pose.
This is my first roll of Neopan 400 that I have gotten processed and what can I say… I think I am in love It’s a great film with a nice grain.. this shot was a little underexposed so I pulled the levels up a bit but I retained the original grain from the scan (looks much more suitable than the mess Noise Reduction makes).
A few more blog posts to come this week. Looking forward to sharing them with everyone. I also now have the chemicals to setup my development at my new place.. so a couple of guides are in order! Taking a donation of a roll of 120 for a Guide to Loading film and a few other things.
Till next time..
The whattamat what? No I am not spraying jibberish.. it is the name of my new Medium Format Film Camera. The next big step in my photography journey is to a 6×6 Twin Lens Reflex Film camera.. where you focus by looking into the top and you crank your film on by winding a handle. Too much you say? Well after spending years gawking at my dad’s beautiful Rolleiflex he has at home I decided that I must follow in his foot steps. So how does it work? Well perhaps this should be saved for a time when it isnt loaded with film and I can take some shots for you. Ill also spare you the intricate details of Medium Format and how a TLR works for then but for now.. why did i grab one of these?Read More»