Yesterday, I checked my drawer where I keep most of my camera gear and found one roll of Kodak 120 Tri-x 400 iso film. It was heavily cloudly outside so I decided to try to do one little project which I called Leicester under 4 seconds. I took my lovely Bronica ETR-Si medium format 6 x 4.5 camera, my manfrotto tripod and went to the city streets to take some images with 4 seconds and longer exposures. For such long exposure I have used Cokin P Series ND filters which I have purchased last year from ebay. I am not sure how my pictures are going to come out. I will find out that only on Monday but I really want to believe that with help of portable light meter I have sucessfully managed to set exposure corectly.
Today I am posting some of my images taken with this lovely camera from before. It’s not that easy to photograph in the streets with this Bronica, but I am getting better everytime when I take this beast in my hands.
Yesterday I showed you couple of images taken on my first film roll from Yashica Electro 35 GSN and after posting that message here I went to my neighbourhood to take some more images! Currently, I have a holidays, so I have been slowly taking photos almost 3 weeks now because my assessments for university are getting closer. This Monday I will have to develop at least 4 b&w films and I know that there are really great shots.. Today, I want to show you some of my images taken previously on DSLR, because I am taking photogaphs on digital as well, however 35 mm and 120 film is more interesting for me.
I started taking photographs in the streets with my Nikon D7000 and 35mm 1.8f prime lens, but straight away I noticed that my subjects were too far from me, so I decided to buy probably cheapest from nikon but very very good 50mm 1.8 lens. Henry Cartier – Bresson always worked with 50 mm lens, so I thought that it should really be a great choice 😉 I am not sure why images quality is so low, but tomorrow I wil try to fix it 🙂 If you want to see larger photos – just click on them.
One month ago I became very interested in Rangefinders. To those who don’t know what it is, check this link. I tried to read as much as possible about them, watched many videos on youtube and finally came up with Yashica Electro 35 rangefinder camera series. I fall in love straight away because of design and some other cool features. At that time I was bored with my normal 35mm SLR, so I tought this is going to be something different. On the ebay I found quite many of them at price for a good condition one about 70 – 80 pounds. I made the decision quickly and after approximatelly one week I received this camera in mint condition. I am including some examples from my first film roll shot on this camera. I used Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film. While shooting I noticed that it is not that easy to focus while looking throuhg viewfinder, so I thought that if you are doing street photography, maybe the easiest way of shooting is using prefocus system. I will try that in my next roll of film. However, for more static situations it is very usefull toy to learn focus manualy. My next film on this camera is going to be B&W Ilford Delta 400.
Made this inside the local market building and I was really surprised of how camera sucessfully managed to work under low light situation.