Neil Forshaw Photography
Hey, im about to buy a Praktica MTL 5B + Hanimar 135mm F3.5 for 55euros. I really have no clue about lensens and nice stuff. honesly i'm a newby. hope you could tell me if this is a good deal or not? :)
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Well if you’re wanting to take very good pictures for a low price then certainly the Praktica is a good way to go. 

I’m not familiar with the Hanimar lens but looking at Google Images for pictures from them they look good. 

Whether 55 Euro’s is good price for the “Praktica MTL 5B + Hanimar 135mm F3.5” I’m not sure. I can say though that 55 Euros for a very nice to use 35mm film camera and lens that takes decent pictures is good (you’ll be paying into the hundreds for the Nikon equivalent).

Lytro have done what I think they should have done in the first place. MAKE IT CAMERA SHAPED! I’m curious to see how this one does. Looking at the pictures they seem a lot sharper and nicer than the first Lytro camera. Now it looks like a serious camera.

 Old post here.

http://neilforshawphotography.com/post/53112622162/i-hate-it-when-i-miss-that-perfect-shot-just

Amazing photographs of soon to be extinct tribes photographed using a large format camera. Worth a watch.

What an awesome tranquil picture. Always love landscape photos when taken in over cast conditions. Seems to make details stand out more. Also with the bright boat completely framed in the still water first catching your eye then being led to the hills in the background. It all just works. 
Also a landscape in portrait orientation…

What an awesome tranquil picture. Always love landscape photos when taken in over cast conditions. Seems to make details stand out more. Also with the bright boat completely framed in the still water first catching your eye then being led to the hills in the background. It all just works. 

Also a landscape in portrait orientation…

Whited out skys, endless snow fields with dark forests to chop up the pictures. Wonderful set of high contrast pictures. Great way to simplify pictures.

definitelydope:

By Lukas Furlan

Just to remind people about the response from the petition to stop trying to legalise selling of “orphaned work”.

We said people would just grab art work, strip out metadata/watermarks then claim they can’t find the copyright owner. They responded with “it is illegal to remove watermarks/metadata. Therefore it isn’t a problem”.

Well I still think it is. People could still steal the work and then claim “oh I must have done it by accident?”. What would happen to them? Claim back all the money they made from it anyway? I don’t believe it.

Because of this response they now want 100,000 signatures before they’ll look at it again.

Such an excellent use of wide angle here. Usually it can be difficult to filter out unwanted elements in a picture with a wide angle lens but this picture really does it. Simply pointing upwards manages to really reduce the affect of the crowd. Also note the expression on the speaker’s face and the energetic thrusting of the megaphone into the centre of the picture.
I found this picture while trawling for a Creative Commons licensed picture for use on my latest music demo Revolution Fading. I found this picture through it and thought it was perfect for the song. Naturally I made sure all credit went to the photographer but I’d thought I’d do one better and put a post on my photography Tumblr about it as well.


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Such an excellent use of wide angle here. Usually it can be difficult to filter out unwanted elements in a picture with a wide angle lens but this picture really does it. Simply pointing upwards manages to really reduce the affect of the crowd. Also note the expression on the speaker’s face and the energetic thrusting of the megaphone into the centre of the picture.

I found this picture while trawling for a Creative Commons licensed picture for use on my latest music demo Revolution Fading. I found this picture through it and thought it was perfect for the song. Naturally I made sure all credit went to the photographer but I’d thought I’d do one better and put a post on my photography Tumblr about it as well.

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Incredible looking music video using the Matrix bullet time effect… but with film! Absolute chilling to watch. Watch the music video first (link below).

photojojo:

Talk about ambitious. 

Director duo Bison shot Matrix-y scenes for a music video using 625 pinhole cameras — all on a single strip of 35mm film! Watch the video to see just how precise it gets.

Also, here’s the music video in its entirety.

Bullet Rig Made with 600+ Pinhole Cameras

via Reddit

neilforshawmusic:

The Wellington Hotel celebrated it’s fifth anniversary of open mic nights today. A packed evening full of musicians came down. Some of them haven’t been for a while. Hat’s off to John Cruickshank (who funnily enough was the only one wearing a hat) for putting on the night.

This night was also a debut for a new song called “Uncharted Waters”. One of the better first performances of a song I’ve had.

Note the top photograph was taken by John Cruickshank and not me.