Lol if you eat breathe and sleep photography I'd expect these to be a little better. The over exposure of these is kind of ridiculous. Washes out faces. I suggest going easy on the over editing.
Over editing? Lol you must be new here. I don’t edit my photos. I scan them, organize them in Lightroom and export them to post. Only editing I do is to crop out rough edges or film sprockets that my scanner misses.
It’d be wrong for me to edit the photographs I make with film.
Hey man, really like your work and I recently started film photography and was wondering what are the names of some all round good, colour and b&w 35mm film? And what would be a good first medium format camera ? Thanks
As far as film recomendations go, it’s kind of like ice cream, you like what you like and what you might hate might be the next person’s favorite. That being said, my favorite black and white film is Ilford Pan F+. It’s a very fine grain, slow speed film with brilliant contrast. FP4+ is also great with similar characteristics. As for Colour, I really enjoy Kodak Portra 160 for photographing people- Really smooth tones and true to life colour. Also, Rollei Crossbird is a lot of fun to work with. Essentially, it’s slide film meant for cross-processing but it gives really funky colours and tones!
Now, in terms of medium format, you could go in a number of different directions depending on your format of choice (6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12) My first medium format camera was a Mamiya 645 Pro TL. They are relatively inexpensive and are compatible with a number of superb lenses! I somehow came to hate the 6x4.5 format over time, though. My next MF camera was a Yashica-Mat (or a “poor man’s Rolleiflex”) It makes Square negatives- 6x6 format. Just about any Yashica twin lens would make an ideal first medium format camera. If you can find a Yashica 124G, you’ll have one hell of a camera that you’ll keep for years!
Other cameras worth check out are the Rolleiflex 3.5 family, Mamiya C33, and the Hasselblad 500c (which you can build for a decent enough price if you shop around on KEH.com)
Hey, I really dig your photos! I just picked up a mamiya 645 1000s myself and just developed my first roll of film ever (tmax 400 120 size). I'm having loads of fun, but I was wondering what your advice is for learning to photograph people, I like the human body and think it is beautiful but figured I should learn to photograph them fully clothed first! I am just unsure where to start. Any advice would be great, thanks!
Thank you! I loved my Mamiya 645 but then I decided that I couldn’t stand the 645 negative size lol. The lenses were great for working with colour film, though! I often miss it.
As far as photographing people goes, simply start with your friends or the people around you. Make portraits with people you are comfortable with and then go from there. If you want to make portraits of random people you see around town then just find something interesting about them, compliment them on it and ask if you can make a photograph of them. It took me quite a while to be able to see people the way that I do when I hold up my camera. Some people are just born with the ability to charm others into being comfortable in front of a camera… I certainly wasn’t lol.
Has anyone ever gotten weird when trying to find out about a model. Like, trying to find out their contact details but harassing you for it or any shit like that.
ALL THE TIME! People don’t seem to understand that I run a photography blog and not a dating service. I’m not here to advertise my models like this is a single’s site. My models help me create art and that’s that. If anyone is “interested” in them, that’s not my concern lol.