Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sepia No More - Revisited

In a previous post entitled Sepia No More, I discussed an article on the NY Times where a Henri Cartier-Bresson was posted to Flickr where the image was slammed. Not for taking credit for the shot but for things like blurriness.

Thanks to the folks on DP Challenge I found the image!

The comments on the photo are hilarious!

Friday, June 12, 2009

MTV Movie Awards - Fashion 360 powered by 48 NIkon D700

The Nikon D700 is a sweet camera. They run about $3000 CDN. Big Freeze took 48 of them paired with 28 mm lenses to do a motion freeze movie ala The Matrix.

Check out the clip and info on the system here

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Some fun with film

A few months ago, I bought a Nikon Film SLR from a friend at the Foothills Camera Club. My first roll was some black and white C41 process Ilford XP-2. I wasn't overly inspired when I was shooting and the look of the black and white on the prints was rather blah. This image of my boots was one of my favorites.

The nice thing about the film is that its relatively cheap and easy to develop if you need to use a lab since its C41 which is what color negative is. (I.e. what you can take to ANY photo lab).

I had also purchased a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus. I loved the results I got. Of course I should have. After taking in the other roll to get processed I went out shooting on Stephen Avenue with the HP5 plus loaded. And it was 20 degrees below Celsius. I was using my 70-300 mm lens that day. The problem with it is that it has no aperture ring so everything was shot at f/22. (The camera body isn't new enough to control the aperture either) Fortunately, since its such a long lens I was able to control depth of field easily enough.