In A Studio and By The Pool
Occasionally I glance at my early work, some [my favorites] of which are in my desktop and laptop now. [Yes, those were the days - film photography - learning the Hard Way - being compelled to have "perfect" exposures wihtin the limits of the number or rolls of film one had. Tough, very tough - but it did teach me a whole lot and train my eyes to accurately visualize images in my head, way before I clicked the shutter. Now, being at home with today's technology, I can't imagine shooting with film again -- yet, if by some [FAT] chance there would be a photography competition where shooting with BLACK & WHITE FILM were required - I would jump at the chance. Thing is, all my film cameras are not working anymore - - [I did win 2 awards for a Canon Photo Contest Asia years ago for two Black & White portraits] - - so I guess, shooting with film is out of the question now. So, allow me, at least for now, to share [reminisce] with you two images, I captured with film, years ago.
I've never been that fond of Still Life Photography
[I've always been a People Photographer],
but at the photo studio where I worked in before, I managed to create
a couple of interesting Still Lifes. I used Kodak Color Transparency Film [EPP]
to shoot this picture of a dismantled clarinet.
The lighting set-up was so difficult and I had to ask help from
a co-photographer to get the lighting angles just right.
I had the image printed, kept it all these years, and eventually had it scanned.
I used the pool as a backdrop for EliaC.
Used a Nikon Film SLR [with a 105mm lens] and
35mm Fuji Color Negative Film to capture her profile.
As in the clarinet photo above, I scanned the original color print of the portrait.