PHVP 3409 Week 15

Hello again and happy New Year!  A lot of time passed since my last post, but I haven’t disappeared. Previous time I wrote just after my formative assessment and during the holidays I have received an interim assessment mark which was 70%. That really pleased me and showed that I am on the right direction. For Christmas Holidays I went back to the Lithuania with all my stuff and it was a nightmare as usual while passing the customs, but everything finally went ok.

To sum up my holidays, I can say that those 3 weeks passed really quickly, however during that time I could have done more work for sure.  Talking about this module, I took my Bronica with me to the Lithuania because wanted to try to take some portraits. I had an idea about comparing people and finding their stories, however I have produced only two portraits . The problem I noticed was that British people are much much camera friendly and willing to be photographed. While walking through the streets of Vilnius I asked many people for the picture, but majority of them always refused it. Damn..   

Here are two portraits which I have made:

According to Vytautas, aged 84 years old by now, story who is on the left hand side, is a writer who published a new novel not so long away and reckons that life hasn’t changed that much during the last 30 years. Of course, Lithuania became independent but now we have different problems such as emigration. With Zigmas, who is on the right I talked less, but find out that he knows where the UK is because his wife’s sister’s daughter is coming back for Christmas.

Despite the fact of only two portraits, I have captured some city urban landscapes as well, in which I am extremely interested and always dedicate some frames in the film when I see something strange in the ordinary. 

Just before leaving to the Lithuania I had some shots left in my Bronica so decided quickly finish it and see what I’ve got. After developing and scanning this film I noticed once again that I am leaving too much of headroom in the photographs which doesn’t look great. In this term, I must fix this problem. 🙂

Keep an eye on my blog because soon in the next post I will talk more about my new found inspirations of stranger portraiture!

Fuji Superia X-TRA 400

Hello Hello!!

Today I want to quickly share some photos taken with Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 film and Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder.I decided to try shooting on colour again, however this film slightly disappointed because of colour tones. I reckon that other films such like Kodak Ektar or Kodak Portra could be able to produce better results. I will test these in a couple of weeks 😉

Enjoy!

P.S. I am currently preparing an interesting review about Yashica Electro 35 GSN camera with photo examples! Don’t miss it!! 🙂

Yashica Electro 35 GSN

Yashica Electro 35 GSN (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One Week – Summary

Here we go!! One week passed from the start of this Daily Streets blog. I am very happy of such decision to begin one and I will certainly try to keep it on track. As you can notice from my categories, every Saturday I will dedicate for some kind of inspiration, during the summer or other holidays I will try to post my works taken in the Lithuania, from time to time I will try to create some reviews about different cameras, techniques or lenses in Equipment category and other post behind Daily Streets name. Perhaps, in the future I will create more of them.

Tomorrow my last term starts in University and I have to do only 3 weeks until the end. It’s not going to be very easy, because all assessments are coming closer, but with the module which I have dedicated for street photography I am doing really great. Monday I will be developing 5 roll of black and white films and should get a lot of good stuff from them. As I remember on Fuji Neopan 400cn film I made lot of images with shadows and interesting shapes and one 120 film dedicated for long exposures during the day. So, I hope everything goes smooth tomorrow and I will definitely post some images in the afternoon.

Very excited how prefocus technique worked.

 

02 Further Investigation

Early this morning I have received my second monograph which I called 02, Further Investigation.  Last year, I made a decision to publish one monograph each year with the best images taken in that period of time. Withouth street photography, I am also quite interested in nightclub and music festival photography so I this year I dedicated this album for these 3 areas in which I have strongest skills. If you want to know, I have created this book with Blurb software which has easy and simple layout that everyone could be able to make albums..  1/3 of this monograph I have dedicated to my street photography images and I am posting those images under. Some of them are taken with my trusty Nikon D7000, some of them with 35 mm film camera Nikon F65 and some of them even with medium format Bronica ETR-Si and Mamiya RZ 67 PRO2. About these two medium format cameras I’ll talk a little bit later 😉
If you want to purchase my monographs, please take a look at this link.
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Winter Misfortune

This winter I had a chance to come back for holidays from the UK, to my lovely homes in Vilnius, Lithuania. Couple of week before I was expecting to dedicate these holidays for taking images in the streets, however I slipped and twisted my ankle..  I really didn’t expect this to happpen, but despite the fact of hurting ankle I managed to take some photos.  First two were made with Nikon DSLR and the rest with my trusty Nikon F65 35mm film camera on Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film.