Friday, March 25, 2011

A beautiful view... me for sure!

Made this shot with Nikon F60 and Nikkor 50 f1.8 lens - I believe it was made in Auto mode.
I used Kodak Elite Chrome 100 film and converted it to bw in pp.
The pic is slightly cropped from above, to remove distracting white part of the clothes from the frame.
I also added a bit contrast to the bush on the right hand side to balance the composition.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Industrial - first Big Mini shot

Made with Konica Big Mini BM-302. I'm quite pleased with the results from this little camera. Despite of using cheap, out-of-date Superia 200 film - I managed to do some nice shots.

I've also have a new member of my little family: Konica Big Mini BM-201. Quite a looker, isn't it?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Das neue Lehrbuch der Fotografie" - book recommendation!

"Das neue Lehrbuch der Fotografie" by G√ľnter Spitzing

If You read in German - this book is a extremely useful source of informations for those, who search for some basic to intermediate photographing tips. It contains not only usual hardware-using tips, but also elements of psychology of photography.

Publisher: Laterna Magica
First edition: 1988
Series: "Information foto"

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why bother with phone pics?

You just can't always have a proper camera with. Using build-in mobile phone camera actually helps You to make better photos with normal size camera, especially in ways of seeing things and better framing.

You also learn to value other focal lengths, more resolution, color reproduction, or low light abilities. Every time when You shoot with phone and think something like "I wish I had a short telephoto now*" - You actually learn when to use a short tele.

* can also be wider lens, brighter, tripod, etc

Nice contrast, simple colors and forms is everything what makes this photo.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Konica Big Mini - a japanese legend.

Let me introduce to You: Konica BM-302 with 35mm f3.5 lens.

This little camera has an cult-status in Japan, mainly because of early Hiromix work. Nobuyoshi Araki also swears to this model.

The Big Mini is small and fits perfectly into my pocket. The lens is collapsible and have NO lens cover (it doesn't bother me much. Despite of having not too many knobs (5 of them - release, power, mode, mode2, rewind), its very intuitive to use: just point-and-shot - simple as that. It also have some extremely useful funktions for more serious photographers:

- exposure compensation +-1.5
- forced flash (fill in and slow sync)
- up to 7,5 sec long automatic exposure

Results: pictures are sharp enough, without disturbing vignetting or distortion.

For more informations and sample pics click "Konica" - label on the right ---->