Here’s a portrait of my grandfather. Shot using window light with a Canon 5D Mk II and a 100mm f/2 lens. I had Kristina hold the black side of a reflector behind him to get a clean background. I used an aperture of f/3.2 and shot really close to get this nice shallow depth of field, and bring the attention to his eyes.
As you’ve probably noticed I’ve updated the design on the blog. I’d grown tired of the old design and felt it was time for something new. Please let me know what you think!
For my 100th post I thought I’d do something different than usual, and post a few digital color photographs. These pictures are taken with an Olympus E-P3 with a 17mm lens (equivalent of 34mm). I’ve shot some color film before, but I never really liked the results I got from it. At least not from negative film, and slide film is too expensive. The idea is that my color work will be mostly digital from now on. When it comes […]
I still haven’t scanned anything I’ve shot with the 90mm. Maybe tomorrow… So in the meantime, here’s a recent picture taken with a 28mm on the Contax G1.
As I said in my last post, I’ve been in a creative rut lately. As you’ve probably noticed, this blog has also suffered from it. It’s been very frustrating and depressing, but I think I’m starting to emerge from it. I’ve been shooting with a 90mm lens on my Contax G1 for the last few rolls. It’s very different from the 28mm I usually use. You’ll see some results soon, I haven’t scanned anything yet. The picture in this post […]
My favorite compact camera, the Konica Big Mini, sadly seems to be ready for retirement. It’s tired.. Very tired. Don’t know why, but it’s not the battery. Now I need to find a replacement. The Big Mini is a fantastic little camera with a really sharp 35mm lens. I’m looking for something similar. Time to start searching. Konica Big Mini (35mm f3.5). Kodak Tmax 100, developed in D76 1+1.
Is it the “decisive moment”? The composition? Or is it something else? Take this photograph for example. I like it because of the moment captured. The girl jumping down the stairs with an umbrella and caught in mid-air. I also like how the face of the girl to the left is just barely visible behind the leaves. The composition is alright but it could’ve been a lot better. I would’ve liked to get closer to the scene with a wide-angle […]