A cheap roll of Kodak Gold 200 โ€“ Shot with the Leica M6

Last weekend I started a nice little photowalk with a friend who wanted to dive a little bit deeper into photography in general. We checked out the not so crowded part of the harbourside here in Hamburg which gave us more space to think about framing, lightning and also providing us some nice quite sceneries to capture ๐Ÿ™‚

Time enough to test out the new old Leica M6 which I freshly bought. This time I went for colour-Film which is not really common for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ But the results came out pretty nice. Check them out if you want…
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Why I sold the Leica M6 TTL and went for the “classic”

Being a self-called “Leica-beginner” finding the right M-Body might not be that easy. I recently switched from my M6 TTL to the M6 “classic”.

This “downgrade” might sound strange but let me tell you what exactly ย happened ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is not meant to be a real comparison on the differences these two models offer. It all just comes down to my personal perspective on both of these high quality film-rangefinders!
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Prague Underground

On my recent trip to Prague I especially enjoyed the nice Metro-Stations!

They seem to provide the perfect ground for black and white photography with all those clean and streamlined architecture in it.

They also give me a space to create minimalistic street shots and the challenge to blend those busy strangers into the environment.

With this Blog-Post I want to share some of my favorite “Underground-Shots” from Prague ๐Ÿ™‚

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How to correctly expose without a light meter โ€“ The sunny 16 rule

You feel like it’s time to set yourself free from battery power, light meters, automatic exposure and so on?

The sunny 16 rule is nothing new, but is still a pretty powerful tool for those who want to be free from electronics or just suffer from dying batterys.

In this short post I’ll explain how to get a perfect exposure by just measuring the photography-scene with your own eyes. It is easy, accurate and totally worth learning and playing with it ๐Ÿ™‚

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In love with Kodak Tri-X + D-76


Feeling at home with Kodak Tri-X @ISO 400 + Kodak D76 ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Enough of experimenting! I can finally start to put more detailled work into the Tri-X + D-76-Process ๐Ÿ™‚

Overexposing is not a crime!

I should complete the sentence by saying “Overexposing is not a crime … when you shoot film!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the last weekend I could finally fully expose my two test-rolls of massive Kodak Tri-X-Overexposing. Okay: “Massive” maybe a bitย exaggerated as I’m a coward and started by doing a full stop overexposing after mostly measuring the shadows.

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