Discussion in 'General Forum' started by screamoutmyname, Apr 5, 2016.
the bottom two and the floral one are especially cool to me, I like your use of blurring a lot
i recently took a look back through the New Topographics book (1975 collection) and immediately wanted to go out and shoot.
people who can take interesting landscape shots have my respect. I think it's hard to make them feel dynamic, I hate doing landscape haha. Much prefer having people modeling some art idea one of us might have. Urban landscapes are dope though, compositions of those tend to be more interesting because the building gives you so many different ways to work (in ways I understand, too)
niceee, really love the top and bottom ones
just got a few rolls back. two from a snowboard event this winter, one from late summer/early fall, and one that was a mystery and turned out to be mostly wrecked.
Hey tight. They all turned out nice. Developed them yourself?
I send them in to IndieFilmLab, they develop and scan for $11 a roll, which is a little high, but about the same as you'll find elsewhere.
Yeah developing color in high school was murder on my wallet. I preferred black and white cause I could do that myself. Color always had such a wider range of mood though
i really need to dust off my 35mm. its been a hot minute since ive shot film.
about to buy one of those instax cameras, the real basic ones before i think about dropping money on the lomography wide format one. i like the idea of it i guess, which is the only reason im doing it, really. think it might help me get better at some stuff too, like composing on the fly
anyone ever shoot film at concerts? have any tips?
a friend may be able to get me a photo pass for Noah Gundersen’s upcoming show, and I’m looking to up my game there. I did a few back in school, but that was always just as a spectator, so I wasn’t super close, and also was pretty clueless on what film to use.
All Get Out/La Dispute back in 2011, probably on cheap kodak 400
Are you using a flash? I'd use film with a speed of ASA 800 or more because it'll be dark if it's a club show. But remember the higher the ASA, the grainier the photos will be, but I personally like that vibe that it gives
yeah, definitely going with higher ISO. i don’t usually run flash, especially at concerts.
thinking of going one camera with B/W (HP5 or IP4+) and one with color (superia? or cinestill would probably be rad, but $$$), or just a couple rolls of each and then alternate each roll.
Sounds like kind of a hassle either way, unless you're just a wizard at loading your film in while dealing w a crowd. I'd do one camera tho. No need to risk both in that environment
I’m fairly sure there’ll be a press pit, but yeah, two cameras might be a little much. i’ll try to shoot 2 rolls, though, just to be safe, so might as well mix it up.
sounds like a plan. don't forget to post some here!
hey! my girlfriend got me Minolta xg-9 for Christmas and I'm really enjoying learning about film photography and experimenting. any good beginner videos or websites out there that will show me the ropes?
I don't have anything in terms of resources to point you towards, but in the beginning I'd take risks with your photos -- learn the basics of the camera, try to keep your settings in mind (don't do automatic in the beginning, imo) and learn from the mistakes or the unexpected. I feel like since film itself is fairly costly people are hesitant to take those kinds of risks with film but it helped me a lot, personally
Thank you! I stocked up on relatively cheap film to start out with and have just been shooting everything to see what works and what doesn't. Can't wait for warmer (sunnier) weather to just get out and experiment.
Sounds like an excellent start. And actually, taking photos outside is great for understanding light and iso/asa despite how dreary it might be. Outside will just always have more light, and doing shit at night will definitely also help since that's a little trickier. Show us some of your stuff when you can!
Dropped 3 rolls off last night! If anything looks halfway decent I'll be sure to share.
some shots I took on a hike around the family’s maple farm a couple weekends ago. pretty happy with how some of them turned out, here are some favorites!
those turned out really well! just wait on the next big emo band to hit you up haha. you've got a cool eye for composition too
have always been pretty interested in this but scared to take the jump. anyone have recommendations for nice beginner film cameras?