On a previous journal entry,( here), I never mentioned my experience with Fuji Velvia 50 that I had paired up with my pinhole camera. I did not bring many sheets along with me, only 4, as my main focus was to photograph more water portraits to add to my portfolio. I was a little disappointed that only one from the bunch came out somewhat to my liking, next time I will prepare myself to solely focus on pinhole photography only…well […]
I thought I would get things started by creating a sign up form for those of you who wish to participate in a creative assignment I recently shared. All you have to do is click on the link below, complete the form and your done! “ONE ROLL (FILM) CAMERA SWAP”
I headed out to visit some old places last weekend. It was the perfect opportunity to use my newly owned Yashica D that I had paired up with a few rolls of Fujifilm Pro 400H. I shot two rolls but I only had time to process one of them.
In my decision to side more with the art of creativity than that of a standardized portrait studio I am still trying to work that out, yet, I feel that sharing out creative assignments, (with no expectations), might be the best way to transition into a new suit and for things to move forward. No pressure, no time frame…. just a “do it if you wish and at your own pace kinda thing”. With that being said, let me […]
The summer has finally arrived and what better way to enjoy it by heading out on the road with a beautiful walk-around beast, the Yashica D. The Yashica D is my favorite medium format camera and for a long time, (about 2 years now), I have been trying to find a second one as a backup. I came close once and I was so put off because although the store owner said he would put it aside for me for […]
Curiosity #3 What if I was to simulate motion blur/movement by moving the acetates position by hand during exposure time? Again, this is something that can be done in camera prior to reaching this stage but who does not like a challenge? My first trial was a failure, in fact, it came out exactly as the original which is not so bad but it was obviously not the goal. My Approach: I thought that if […]
When I decided to take a chance on processing color film, even after experiencing the processing of a few rolls, I was still somewhat in doubt as to whether or not I would make color film processing a part of my regular routine as black and white film. I love to experiment with different films, but since the very beginning my black and white go to slow speed film has been Ilford FP4 Plus and as for a black and […]
In this journal entry the curiosity continues from Cyanotype Test- Part 1 which was the adding of texture to original photographs in Photoshop. I wanted to go deeper and explore other curiosities that I also have been wanting to put to the test. Curiosity #2 What if I was to expose them as double exposures…basically placing one over the other? Yes this could be done easily at the shooting stage, but what if? How would it turn out? […]
In preparation for a road trip late last summer, I decided to give Ilford Delta’s 400 film a try. I have used this film a few times before when I was trying to determine which black and white 400 speed film to select as a main film. I have to admit that I was honestly surprised of the results: Ilford Delta 400/Ilford Ilfotec DD-X I was never a fan of Ilford Delta films but since I still had […]
I did mention in a previous journal entry that I would not showcase any Cyanotype work until my newest series was completed but I have gotten quite anxious from not being able to get a start on it due to the bad weather that has been plaguing the summer. The weather really has not been holding up well. There hasn’t been enough sun rays to work on some new Cyanotypes that have been lying in wait to be made. […]
Here is another set of water portraits, but this time with Fuji Pro 400H. I am still trying to determine which color film I will use so I decided to try a set with a roll of Fujifilm Pro 400H. To be honest, I did not find any strong images from this set but I still wanted to share with you ones that I found to be alright.