August 16th, 2012, 11:12 AM #2471
yup, black and white. i started with tri-x 400 until Freestyle in Hollywood told me bout Arista Premium, which is basically Tri-x rebranded. costs half as much too. i don't see the processing as a hassle or anything, it's kinda rewarding to me. also having to wait before seeing my shots has helped in the editing process too. with digital you look at the review right away and tend to decide whether or not a pic is a keeper before really analyzing it. actually i turned off the review on my M8 because of that.
Film - a set on Flickr
August 16th, 2012, 12:04 PM #2472
I've just been busy with several things in real life so haven't had much of a chance (or the inspiration truth be told) of late. That'll likely pick up though over the next couple of months.
August 16th, 2012, 01:24 PM #2473
Luc - looking at some of your stuff I can see how film can add something to the look and feel of your work. Nice.
Smythe- I've enjoyed seeing the stuff you've posted on here. You've really developed your skills. I think you need to get your photo-mojo back!
August 16th, 2012, 01:35 PM #2474
August 16th, 2012, 01:52 PM #2475
Appreciate the kind words. It's mostly been a case of being back in school coupled with work taking all my time and energy right now. I'll get back to it soon once I find something I like. Planning a couple of little trips so I'm sure some stuff will start springing up.
Originally Posted by DeaderFan
August 22nd, 2012, 02:21 PM #2476
holga lens on olympus E-PM1
August 22nd, 2012, 03:39 PM #2477
Very nice shot. How's manual focusing on the E-PM1? Do you have an EVF?
Originally Posted by Luc SkyBomba
August 22nd, 2012, 04:06 PM #2478
thanks! don't have an EVF. i had one before on my old panny GF1 and it was great when i would use my voigtlander lenses, but don't really need it with this EPM1 cause the body is so small that adapting lenses on it is kind of silly. focusing with the holga is kinda hit or miss. makes some really cool shots sometimes tho.
Originally Posted by santiclaws
August 24th, 2012, 04:54 PM #2479
It has indeed been quiet. I haven't hardly had my stuff out of the safe lately, aside from a trip to Disneyland where I took my daughter's eighth birthday portraits. The itch has been nagging at me, lately. I've been thinking of renting one of Nikon's DC prime lenses and walking around Hollywood Blvd with it for an afternoon. Maybe soon.
I've also got a trip planned to Napa in early October with MotherPuck for our fifteenth anniversary. The gear will go with me for that for certain. LOTS of interesting landscapes up there.
Did have some nice luck today, though. A lady named Sarah Hall from Soho Myriad Art Consulting emailed me about purchasing the rights to print one of my b&w HDR aviation-related images on a WALL-SIZED sheet of aircraft-grade aluminum for a decorating job her firm is doing for an executive meeting room at the Hilton Newark Airport. I replied, "INTERESTED!" and am waiting for her opening offer.
Do any of you know what a realistic and fair price would be for me to charge for a single-use, print-only license for this company to fulfill their clients requirements? She says she wants to have it printed on like a wall-sized 3:2 ratio (original aspect ratio)...like a 5'x8' or something like that.
So...I've got that going for me...gungagallunga.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
August 24th, 2012, 05:59 PM #2480
Thinking about heading to the camera shop tomorrow and buying some B&W 35mm rolls. Luc Skybomba's pics inspired me to try my hand at B&W again. I guess I could always take pics off my DSLR, grayscale them and then up the contrast to get the look I want, but my Nikon 35mm camera has been dormant for a while so maybe it's time to brush up on those film skillz.