This is probably my favorite portrait so far from my first photo session with the Hasselblad 500c/m. The lighting conditions were a bit challenging because the bulk of the light source was coming from up and to the left of the frame as the model and I were actually down in a basement below ground. I’m fairly amazed I was able to hand hold the camera for this image and I still ended up with a decent exposure and a fairly sharp photograph.Read More
It was incredibly cold and overcast outside when this image was made so I had to make due working with window light and some relatively slow exposure times. Sometimes I like working under such conditions - putting the camera up on a tripod and being incredibly deliberate with each and every click of the shutter. Of course, it really helps when you are working with a model who has a lot of experience in front of the camera and knows how to sit, or stand, very very still.
Each exposure was at about 1/10th of a seconds wide open at f/2.8 with the Hasselblad. The entire photo shoot I was saying to myself, “thank goodness for mirror lockup!!”Read More
I’m still developing rolls of film from my first serious shoot with the Hasselblad 500c/m. I’m still really wowed by the results. In all honesty, I’m only typing that out because it helps me mentally justify the cameras I sold off in order to buy the Hasselblad in the first place. I’m willing to bet more than a few people who end up reading this can relate.Read More
Now is the time of year when I typically find myself retreating indoors. Sure, I will probably do a photo session here and there outside with a model or two who can brave the cold for a few minutes at a time, but by and large winter is a great time for me to catch up on undeveloped film and to take advantage of the nice soft window light that streams through every window on an overcast day in the pacific northwest.
I’m not going to deny I have a lot of film to catch up on. Hundreds of rolls. Maybe even approaching over one-thousand at this point. It’s rather ridiculous.Read More
You know, I am honestly not entirely sure what possessed me to make this photograph using Ilford Delta 3200 speed film. I guess I was just in the mood for some incredibly high grain! This image was photographed at box speed (ISO 3200) and then souped up in Rodinal developer. I can't think of a combination that would result in a grainer image. Maybe if I developed the image in coffee but even then that is debatable.Read More