A little moment this afternoon, lighting candles for the daily yoga practice.
I love doing landscape photography and it is definitely one of the things I plan on doing more in the next year. Since I live in a city it involves a little bit of planning and traveling but I love doing it so much, both because of the process and also because of the result that I want to do it a lot more.
I like looking at nature in a new and different way and through this finding and showing associations that I have. I like to flip things up side down or manipulate the image in some way. Through this I am hoping to get people to notice different things or maybe look at nature in a different way.
My Diana F conveniently has a pinhole camera built within it. Or rather, you can take of the lens and use it as a pinhole camera. It can be extremely difficult to judge the right exposure for pinhole cameras or if I'm doing it handheld to hold it steady. I haven't used it so often, I always liked the look and wanted to do more but haven't investigated it more.
Multiple exposures are created by the film being exposed to light multiple times. This works extremely well in the Diana F where you can do this quite easily. A neat feature is that the film can be transported just a little bit as well as being transported not at all or to the next frame. Through this I created quite a few rolls of continuous multiple exposures. This one was done when I had just moved to Berlin almost 8 years ago. I like that it has an eerie feel to it.
I don't really use polaroid these days. The old films are hard to get and unpredictable and the newer ones unfortunately produce images that are not very long lasting. I do like this image that I took around 6 years ago of Anhalter Bahnhof as in this case, the flaw of the ...Read More
Film Strips can already be very beautiful just on their own, especially when they are slide film strips. When I do double exposures and get them developed I usually ask, that they don't cut them up, this way I can play around with connecting different images together when scanning them in.
I definitely don't do this very often but have always admired people who create mind bending collages out of photographs. Whenever I saw those, either at museums or magazines I always wanted to get into it. But, so far I haven't. This challenge however is about becoming more create and therefore I will use this opportunity to be reminded of it again and try it in the very near future.
Here are a few more roll start photographs that I have collected over the last years.
I love the accidental snapshots at the beginning of a film roll. Usually I am not paying too much attention when I shooting the first two exposures, assuming that they are overexposed and lost anyhow. I always wanted the first photo to be "whole" and not missing it's other half to light. But the more rolls I shot the more I fell in love with these roll start images. I love how ...Read More
I personally love using slide film but it can be tricky sometimes which is why I don't use it so often. Slide film or colour reversal film refers to a film that will give you a colour positive. This is great, as I can already see what I have got, once the film is developed. With black and white or ...Read More
Just like the human eye, the photographic lens is able to focus on different distances. How much is actually in focus is closely linked to the aperture (more on that later). I mostly use manual focus in order to decide where I want the focus of the photograph to be at exactly. This questions is very important as a lot of decisions are made in regards to this very first one. When I know what it is that the photograph is supposed to show, the reason why I am taking this photograph I can decide how much or little of the surrounding ...Read More
The term ISO describes the sensitivity of the film to light. The higher the number the more sensitive the film becomes. Films usually range from 25 (you would use this in the lightest environment imaginable) to 6400 (to be used at night or in very dark situations). I'm sure you can even get films outside of that range but I have personally never used them. I usually use an ISO 400 film, which is a very good basic film speed that can be used it a broad range of situations. If I know it will be very sunny, I might go to an ISO 100 or 160, but that doesn't happen too often. Similarly I don't often use super sensitive film, like 1600, 3200 or even 6400. The higher the Iso number gets the more grain you will have ...Read More
Here are a few more photographs from the London/cross process roll.
Cross processing is a term which describes the act of processing photographic film in a solution that was not intended for the film. It is a process which is mostly (though not exclusively) done with colour film. You could either ...Read More
In photography there are a lot of different components that are responsible for creating the final finished piece. Every step of the way has a huge influence and the way these factors are interdependent is what makes photography such an exciting and creative process but it can also be daunting if you are just starting off.Read More
This I think will be the last Birmingham post for a little bit. I will focus on photography terms in December, so I will mainly talk about that for my every day photo post.Read More
These are photographs that I took during a silent retreat in Malvern in 2009. We spent a weekend in the hills, taking walks through nature, meditating and connecting with each other.Read More
A huge part of my time and life in Birmingham was spent at the Buddhist Centre in Moseley. I remember very distinctly the first time I went there, the people I met that day and the way I felt. It was as if I had already, after one visit, become part of this community. I continued to go there for the rest of my time in Birmingham, attending classes and retreats (I will post photos of a silent retreat a bit later) and most importantly making friends. I was inspired and moved by how I was included so quickly into this community and have the greatestRead More
Here are a few more images from the Collaboration.Read More