I took my old Point & Shoot film camera out with me today and shot a few panoramic street shots. I took these on my journey between assignments using black & white film and an old Samsung VEGA 290w 35mm compact.
These are a few snaps I took over the last couple of days on a visit to Sea Palling in Norfolk. The light in the morning and early evening was lovely. author weronikaAlong the way I managed to bump into Santa, who was on an RNLI lifeboat, and visit the baby seals at Waxham Sands.by
In-between assignments on Saturday (10th December 2016) I took my old Nikon F70 film camera out for a test. I bought it back in about 1996 and haven’t shot anything on it for at least ten years. I was working near the Strand and had some time to kill before my evening shoot, so i went for a walk around Covent Garden I wanted to try the One Film Challenge. The one film challenge is a great discipline for helping with composition, timing and exposure.
As the name suggests you take one roll of film (I used a roll of 24 exposure Fomapan 400 which I was given as a freebie) and see what images you can come up with. The lighting on Saturday was particularly difficult as it was rainy, overcast and I didn’t start shooting until around 15.00hrs so it was getting quite dark.
Below is a gallery of some of the images.
My Nikon F70 seemed to have a problem winding on the film to the next frame, the images below is an accidental multiple exposure of three images, although it was a mistake I quite like it.
I processed the film myself and also digitally copied them.
Below is the camera I shot them on.by
I recently made an eBay purchase of a Pouva Start camera. Its a simple Bakelite camera for square pictures on 120 film. The first model (which i purchased) was made in about 1951. The camera is a very simple object with virtually no setting, just a switch between either sunny or cloudy. I paid £12 + p&p – below are my first test. I used Fujifilm ACROS 100 (120) roll film and then processed the films myself as well as scanning them.
Here is the gallery of my images
The most exciting part of buying the camera was finding a roll of exposed film inside. I had no idea what was on the film or who had shot it or indeed where it was shot. I will write a separate blog post which you can read here.by
Here is a great example of my candid street style reportage images.I shot this at a recent conference using my Fuji X-T2 and the 100-400mm zoom lens. I was trying out the camera/lens combination to see how far I could push the optical stabilisation & the ISO. The camera produces brilliant results I pushed this to the high ISO of 320000, and there is very little ‘grain’ or noise. The lens is also fantastic, i managed to shoot this at only 1/13th of a second hand held. The optical stabiliser is truly brilliant.
For those interested the technical information is as follows: