Organic and Fine Art Photography
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I will periodically post here with days out, thoughts and dare I say it musings
By dundeedaviehudson, Feb 2 2019 04:12PM
In early January 2019 I, fo some weird reason took a liking to film .... I don't know why but I went on a buying spree of film cameras, butying 6 in a very short period. Now in all honesty some of these were from charity shops/car boot sales and then there was 3 'good' ones, those being a Pentax Spotmatic F, Canon Classic 120 and a Leica C1.
As a semi-pro photographer I hope I have certain skills in the art of photography and those skills need honing from time to time and film is the perfect way to do it for many reasons including..it makes you slow down, it makes you think about every shot you take (you'll only get 36 at most per film) , it also gives you effects that some people spend time adding to their images and the big one for me.... it teaches patience.
I think one of the selling points is the imperfection, as you have seen by my wabi-sabi gallery imperfection is a major part of my life and film gives me that straight off the bat , it's a nice feeling.
I think film is perfectly suited for street style photography and this takes me out of my comfort zone, another thing I like and I can see myself embracing this.
I think film will end up being a major part of my workflow with all it's imperfections.... as I tell people " There ain't nothing more oring than perfect"
for more images please go to the Analogue Gallery
By dundeedaviehudson, Dec 19 2017 06:34PM
The kit I use to make my photographs is chosen very carefully, it has to fit into my workload and it has to ultimately be functional. With all this in my changing any part of what I do makes me very nervous indeed and it was with these nerves I decided to go to Glencoe to test out my newly bought filters from Formatt Hitech.
Up to this point I never used filters often, they were an afterthought , usually favouring putting my f-stop right up and my ISO right down to generate a little time but more and more I was recognising that I was going to have to buy filters. I'm not the kinda guy to rush into buying camera equipment so there was a lot of research done and opinions asked for (from people I trust and rate highly) and this process took about 6 months from start to finish.
I found them so easy to use with the holder being a very pleasant surprise at the ease of use in location with freezing hands and all my questions were answered on the first shot of the day.
For the first shot of Etive Mor I used the Circular Polariser along with the 0.6 grad ND and the 6 Stop ND, I set the camera to f22 for maximum length and ran the camera for 40 seconds...... the shot I got answered all my questions in one go.
This is the shot I made with the first attempt, i'm really happy with it mainly because they fit into my workflow, don't slow me down and will save so much time at the editing stage because I get what I saw in my head, and that for me is vital.
After I moved locations I had an idea of what I wanted .... A waterfall that I have had great success with, but more close up and as long as possible, I wanted the rocks floating on a cloud.
Again I got the colour replication and sharpness I demanded in this image without having to compromise at all.
For me a successful day meaning I can go out on phototrips safe in the knowledge that what I want I will get, choosing Formatt Hitech was definitely the right decision for me and my work.
Davie Hudson December 2017