Did a model shoot at Preston Photographic Society today. Couple of lights, black background and a model. Oh and my Pentax 67. If you’re going to the effort of faffing with lights ect. then might as well bring out the big guns. Check them out on the Google+ page.
Me and a college from the Preston Photographic Society went to the lakes today. Starting in the Langdale Valley for most of the trip I took my Pentax 67 and my Nikon FM. In the Nikon I was trying out some Kentmere 100 B&W film. Much cheaper than the Ilford branded stuff. Results were OK but not special.
Cities are always full of junk that ruins pictures. The worse culprits are cars and (oddly enough) trees. If these two things weren’t around then you could almost point your camera anywhere and get something. Instead I’ve gone for the silhouette and fancy sky.
Today the Lancashire Market came to town and I had some expired Fuji Pro-H 400 donated for free to burn. Whenever I go there there’s always a bird of prey sanctuary there.
Yesterday I did a studio shoot with the Preston Photographic Society with a volunteer model for the evening. One of the guys brought a black background and 4 fancy studio lights with large soft boxes to the scene.
The lighting was rigged up to give the right exposure at F/11 ISO 200 (or F/8 ISO 100). Everyone else brought their DSLRs so everyone’s images would have been pretty much fully sharp all the way through. Just to be really awkward I brought my Pentax 67 medium format camera instead. With it’s narrower DOF at the same aperture as everyone else’s DSLRs mine had to be focused just right. Continue reading