Feeling at home with Kodak Tri-X @ISO 400 + Kodak D76 🙂
The look gets in a direction where I want it to be!
It took me about 14 rolls of film to say that. Mostly Tri-X, some Ilford HP5-experiments and the tough decission between Rodinal and D-76.
Though I’m definitely a grain-lover Rodinal just gave me a way to hefty grain-structure with a loss of detail. Now that I tried to slightly overexpose my frames D-76 gives me a fine but still visible ultra classy grain-structure 🙂
Enough of experimenting! I can finally start to put more detailled work into the Tri-X + D-76-Process 🙂
I should complete the sentence by saying “Overexposing is not a crime … when you shoot film!” 😉
On the last weekend I could finally fully expose my two test-rolls of massive Kodak Tri-X-Overexposing. Okay: “Massive” maybe a bit exaggerated as I’m a coward and started by doing a full stop overexposing after mostly measuring the shadows.
After the last photowalk here in Hamburg I ended up with a lot of nice colour-shots. It was a bright and really sunny day so the conditions seemed to be pretty perfect for classic film-like looks like I was able to produce with some VSCO Lightroom-Presets and adjustments 🙂
I also ended up with a mixture of street and architecture photos which perfectly documents my walk I think.
From todays sunny photowalk with the Fuji X100t in Hamburg.
I went home with mostly colour-shots. Don’t know why but most of them just seemed to look a lot better in colour. This is my absolute favorite from today. I had to wait a pretty long time to get the right person in the frame but it was worth the wait I think.
Will be uploading the other shots from the walk soon.
BTW: I finally managed to get a second battery for my fuji as battery-life on this small camera still sucks which means: 2 hours of shooting and I’m empty… So from now on I’ll have 4 hours! 2 hours more to catch the right stranger in perfect light!
What’s the best training besides taking pictures yourself? Right: Looking at the work from the masters of photography!
I always love to study the pictures of the big icons. They always have well sorted portfolios filled with images that just keeps me thinking WOW!
So I was pretty happy to spot the newest blog-entry from the streethunters.net-Blog with many big and influential-photographers around the world.
About two weeks ago the blog-initiators asked their readers to submit their favorite photographers in the genre of street photography. They finally managed to put together a list out of 20 of the most influential street photographers 2016.
I had a lot of fun visiting all the photographers portfolios and checking all the different approaches and styles 🙂 Sure, there are many names on the list which will mean nothing new for you but there are still artists to explore!
I’m pretty happy that so many Fuji-Photographers made it on the list including Valèrie Jardin –> I wrote a review about her newest book about the genre of Street Photography which you can check out HERE.
I had a pretty concentrated photowalk yesterday with the Fuji X100t focussing on blending people into the city-environment.
I don’t think that this genre is a pretty rewarding one but it is totally challenging to me as I often try to search for a sense of timelessness.
I ended up having three shots I am totally happy with which is a good result for me 🙂