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