Posts tagged: photography
The image I posted yesterday is from a vault of old negatives form the 80ies & 90ies of the last century (still sounds like a joke to me born in 1965)…
I started photography in nursing school (1986–1989), got me a Nikon (I actually don’t remember what type, most likely sth. like a FM or FM2, but with a Nikkor-H.C Auto 2.0 f=50mm (Ai’d like this one: http://tmblr.co/ZKUGPwgUKCtU [Why for what frigging reason suddenly the bar to format posts is gone???? Tumblr????] ) and a Pentacon Six TL with 2.8/80 and 2.8/180. Got me a darkroom, set it up during nights in the kitchen, took horribly long time to get prints, like maybe three good (baryta type) ones per night… There was no other way. Believe it or not, whatever the resurrection of wet printing will hopefully accomplish – doing this with improvised means is a pain. Or possibly if you just have too much time on hand, are a college student who doesn’t sleep during the night anyway (note: I have nothing against students as such, I was one myself ;-)) all this works out. But for me to take up this print making again would mean using a dedicated darkroom, a place to use during normal hours. So for time being: no way (not mentioning taking care of kids & taking up dayjob 05:00-13:00 starting labor day).
But I started with my vault: I cannot say for sure with what camera or even lens I took that picture for sure. I was a Nikon shooter, ok, I’ve owned a Nikon F3 which got stolen in Ireland (that was later than that image from Norway), I seem to have used quite different kind of films and I believe for some time I used D-76 (I remember setting up the powder). That’s all I can recall.
Now looking at the images I fret about composition (on other pictures form same roll), processing lack of proper use of filters…
well more to come.
AGAIN: does anybody know where my format bar has gone from tumblr? Please? My tumblr is set up to use rich text posts not html or markdown??
last year we got a new magazine focussing on analog photography. It is not excluding digital photography but so far the emphasize is set. Showcasing cameras (for my taste too much limiting to still NEW available, but still), image production, darkroom basics, lately „alternative techniques“ for image production. Nice read – if you speak German that is.
I wonder if this will work out but (even though I will be working 20/week in homecare again, starting in May) nevertheless I ordered Business Cards to advertise my services: I want to be able to put sth. into the hands of people who see me taking pictures of my or their kids, asking for shots etc.
One kind is clearly stating I want and am available to shoot family & kids in analog on REAL film – showing off silhouettes of beautiful analog cameras
The other kind is only half, (moo calls them aptly MiniCards) each different with a collection of some of my best pics in color and B&W.
Moo.com is really nice, their packaging is amazing, not just their cards, see examples below.
Ok, i’ve been getting variations of the same email lately that go something like this: “how did you start getting work?”. I do like getting these emails so keep on sending them. I’m more than happy to spew nonsense at you, just keep in mind i’m not exactly a seasoned pro here. I’ve been shooting…
this is brilliant…
Excellent reading… very deep. Interesting: the images are in a separate addition to the back of the book, which lets one clearly focus on the text. *
Oh – of course that book is from before digital – 1994. Perfect!
Check it out.
(* That is different from the kindle-edition of the text one can – in parts – check out at amazon.com.)
We, at The Photographers Directory, are very happy to count on you with the submissions you send our way everyday.
Unfortunately, due to the large amount of submissions we get and the time it takes to review each of them, we’re in need of new and very specific guidelines you guys will have to stick to starting today. In case of not following these, your submission will not be considered.
Some issues with the submission page have been addressed. We hear you, and it’s been fixed already.
The guidelines are:
- Original work blogs only. (No reblogs, or a very small rate)
- Your blog must be at least one month old and with enough content so that we can make a decision. Regular bloggers are the ideal user.
- No huge watermarks on the image you upload (if any). Stay classy, people. [emphasis added!]
- Set the click-through link to your Tumblr photography blog. (We won’t be able to do it for you any longer).
- Add links to your Tumblr blog and to your other social networks. (If any)
- Write a brief introduction. We wanna know who you are, what your thoughts on photography are, and what your work’s all about. You can also add the title of your shot and the possible series it belongs to.
- Choose up to five tags from the list that actually describe your work.
- Only one submission per user.
- Click the submit button ONCE. Be sure it will go through, really. Multiple clicks will result in multiple submissions sent, and in our inbox cluttered.
- Avoid asking when will your submission be posted, if it did get chosen or not, and such. Be patient, it takes up to 7 days for a submission to go up on the dash. That said, we do not make portfolio reviews nor do we check out blogs either. TPD works only via submission.
Please be sure to follow every step stated above so that we can take you in count. It’s easier for everyone doing it this way. Remember our most important goal is to get your work exposed to as many viewers as possible, and to make it easier for them to find you.
We’ll be happy to hear from you soon. Feel free to spread the word, thank you!
well there is some change: „No huge watermarks on the image you upload (if any). Stay classy, people.“ That’s a positive change!
I have been reading a lot on Robert’s blog (even when he – accidentally of course – raves about digital bodies ;-) and learning in the process.
His eBooks on Aperture 3 are really helpful. Check them out!
I’ve been receiving some delightful comments about many of my old images which were shot on film. I’m very appreciative for your interest in my work, and in return I thought I would give some of you young, ambitious and talented photographers an idea of what it was like working…
Read it! Well though some things are different for me – NOT taking 50 rolls with me for sure – it is funny to read too.
Tri-X 400 nowadays is good for even faster things than 1600 ISO with HCD new.
well, today I’m taking some time off to take out my Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) for a walk in the morning in Hamburg Port (well the public places).
Loaded (& to be loaded): two rolls of Tri-X 400; a roll of New Kodak Portra 400 and 160.