Posts Tagged ‘Kodak’

Over the last week or so I was shooting a roll of Kodak Portra 160 in my Olympus Trip 35, which I have had for over a year without trying it out. Such a fun camera to use and dead simple, any idiot like myself can use it….hey what, who said that!

Generally my film ventures are mixtures of street photography, streetscapes and other totally random stuff.  I must say that every single frame from this roll I was happy with, except maybe the frame when the girl walked in front of the awesome Targa West beast of a car.  I can see myself shooting more and more film in the future, watch this space…

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During the Photo Expose WA event “Streetography PhotoWalk” I not only shot the M9 leant to me by Saul from Camera Electronic, but I also shot my beloved Leica M6 with Kodak Tri-X.  I must say this film works a treat on the old M6, but it all depends on the processing and scanning.  For this I used Fitzgerald’s, not sure if anyone else uses them but I definitely find them the best for me.

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Out shooting the streets again, as I do…and despite how much I tried with some peoples to gain some attention, they just passed by.  I am sure they all saw me but chose to ignore me and not make any eye contact. So this series of photos if of peoples just passing by.

Girl just passing by Coffee dude just passing by Deliveries ust passing by The hat just passing by

I don’t know why, but I really like photographing  busy street scenes, I was set up to shoot this for ages and waited til the right person came along to complete my scene.  This is right about where the Post Office used to be along Hay Street….now….a huge construction site.  Watch out from crossing trucks!!!

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I love reflections, awesome fun to shoot…the other week shooting in puddles from the rain, this week windows.  One of my top ten tips for street photography is look for reflections, peoples when you are out shooting the streets think out of the box!

Stepping

 

 

The  first roll of film through my new Leica M6 was Kodak Portra 400.  Is it a good street photography film, it definitely has its merits but it also has its flaws.  If your shooting in mixed light-n-shadow situations it can be a little annoying, what I think I need to do next time is under expose slightly.  The whole Leica experience for me was a buzz, how cool did I feel walking around with a Leica around my neck…..next roll, Kodak Tri-X 400.

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Democracy

What I like to shoot in the streets is something different, or something that stands out to the norm. I was recently out shooting and down one of the grungy alleys in Perth I saw this suit (a suit is a guy that wears a suit and is quite well groomed)  He was sitting on the dirty piece of concrete sticking out from the wall, a support or something.  What I saw is the contrast between the suit and the grunge, smoking his lungs away.  Of course he had to be using his smartphone for the authentic real world current day look….cough cough!

Suits and Smokes