I must admit that 2013 was a year of few pictures for me. I definitely did not hit the “shutter-fired” quota an avid film shooter should have. I would like to blame work for my lack of photo-capturing, but the truth is I did not push myself hard enough. So really, I am the one at fault. But fret not, 2014 is here and the RESET button has been hit! Camera is loaded and my finger is shutter ready. I will be globe trotting once again this year, visiting many new places I have never been to before, and this time, I will be sure to look through my lens!!
On Tumblr news, we will start to make use of the caption option on Tumblr to tag our photos so all you need to do to find out what film and camera was used to capture the images we feature is to scroll over the image or click to enlarge. The aim we have here at CGSF has been from the very start to share with our readers what to expect when dealing with certain types of films and cameras. Although the film catalogue is getting smaller by the day, we sometimes stumble upon old expired film or happen upon vintage cameras at your local flea market, so hopefully our site is able to aid as a source of answers to your questions.
2014 is still very new and there are many days to come with many opportunities and possibilities just waiting to be plucked. I wish you all the best and may this year be a year full of wonderful and enlightening things to come.
Kodak Elitechrome Extra Color 100 w/ Lomo LC-W (eleanorrigby236) Vs Nikon F80D + Lensbaby Sweet 35 (delusiana)
Film swap between eleanorrigby236 & delusiana Cambodia vs Kuala Lumpur
This post was way overdue as it was a swap we planned years ago but due to time constraints ie: work, thesis, exams, life in general got in the way but nevertheless here it is!
The roll was first shot by eleanorrigby236 at the Angkor Wat in Siam Reap, Cambodia around 2 years ago with an LC-Wide. She then passed it to me and I basically chucked it somewhere and forgot all about it until I did some life reorganizing and decided to shoot the roll.
The idea was for eleanorrigby236 to shoot textures and for me to shoot portraits so as to create a dreamy double…hence the usage of the Lensbaby Sweet 35. We really don’t know where the light leaks came from but we both agree that it made the swap so much more interesting…artsy even.
As for technicalities, eleanorrgby236 had underexposed the film 1 stop (200ISO) and I shot it at box speed (100ISO). I chose to shoot my model, the pretty Mara Beha against the sunlight to capture her silhouette with hopes that the textures will be integrated into her features (photo no 3). Another way to achieve this is to shoot your subject against a white background, ie: a white wall (photo no 4 & 5).
So there you go. Have a good weekend everyone and shoot more film.