A quick trip back to Wales for my youngest sons birthday! I really love Cardiff everything you need it all a stones throw away... Cardiff Library - Camera: Fuji GA645Zi Film: Kodak Portra 160VC Well it is that time where Rugby World Cup fever has hit Cardiff once again. The city pays homage to our naional sport and what a fantastic site, the streets dressed with flags and banners and bustling with all nationalities in the city waiting to watch thier team. The Rugby Ball disp
Yesterday I had a very enjoyable shoot with the beautiful Nicole Hinson who is currently the 2014 Face of Kent. I shot most of the shoot on film using a Nikon FA for 35mm, Pentax 67 for Medium Format and the Speed Graphic with Kodak Aero Ektar lens for Large Format. The image below was shot on 4x5 with the Speed Graphic and Aero Ektar, shot wide open at f/2.5 for the very shallow DOF! With the SG and AE combination I am unable to use flash, so I built a homemade ring light co
I finally gave in and purchased the sought after Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 lens to use on the Speed Graphic. The Aero Ektar is known for it's awesome bokeh and amazing rendering and there are lots of articles out there regarding this lens, so I wont add to them! As they say a picture is worth a thousand words... #4x5speedgraphic #4x5 #film #kodak #model #mono #monochrome #speedgraphic
In my last blog, I talked about how I converted my Polaroid 360 to full manual using a lens from an old Kodak folder. Well a little update... The lens from the kodak folder was F/11 @ 1/100th wide open and as I thought I struggled in certain light situations. So, lens hack mark II :) now I have installed a Carl Zeiss Nova Anastigmat 105mm f/3.5 with shutter speeds from B through to 1/400th. All I can say is it took me a while to get the focusing sync'd to the Polaroid rangefi
I recently bought an untested Polaroid 360 Land Camera and had it shipped from the US, taking a chance that it was working or I could repair it!
Well you guessed it! It was not working and after spending a day rewiring it I could only get the timer to work and not the shutter...
So instead of another vintage Polaroid on the scrap heap I decided to install a new lens making it fully manual.
I looked through some of my vintage folders and the closest focal length to the 114m
Today I had a shoot with the beautiful Samar, she is only in the country for a few weeks until she returns to Africa and felt privilaged that she travelled to Dover to work with me again! We shot at my home studio first covering a few different sets, before going out on location and letting the speed graphic loose on her... In the studio setting we used our pet corn snake as a prop and Samar was excellent having never held a snake before but soon gained her confidence and we