Saturday, October 26, 2013

Street Photo - Dodging Coconut

Dodging Coconut
Nikon FM10 with wide angle lens on Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed in 1+1 Kodak D76 for 540 seconds. Negative scanned on Epson V700 with cropping and tonal adjustment in post using Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro 2..

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Street Photo - Morning Reading

Morning Reading
This photo was taken yesterday morning while I was having my breakfast at McDonald's Shaw Plaza. This gentleman was sitting right opposite me and totally engrossed in his reading on the papers. The ambient light and the overhead lamps light are bright which is good as it created this great soft light on the subject. I'm lovin' it!

Most of you might think this is just any other mundane and uninteresting photo. Well make the jump and let me explain the whole creative and thinking process behind this picture.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Street Photo - Minion in the Neighborhood

Minion in the Neighborhood
Shot with my Samsung S3. Post and cropped in Snapseed and resized in Photoshop Touch for Instagram upload.

This is my first Instagram post here on my blog site. I've added my Instagram link here on the right hand side panel. If you like to find out more of my Instagram pictures and short video clips, do follow me in Instagram.

Kodak Portra 400

Most of you readers know that I shoot in black and white film exclusively and extensively for my street photography as well as night photography, with Kodak Tri-X 400 and TMAX 400 respectively. I have used them for almost 5 years and I do love these films, especially from Kodak.

Lately I came to know about Kodak's popular professional color negative film, Portra 400. I've read the product reviews and saw images taken by many photographers around the world, and I thought maybe it's time I should shoot color pictures. Well some of my color street photographs were taken digitally with my Nikon D70s. I had shot Agfa Vista 400 color negative film on my Horizon Perfekt panorama camera. Didn't like the colors and image quality.

The latest batch of Portra films are all new mixture of the formerly VC (Vivid Color) and NC (Natural Color) films. As a first time user, I can't say much and so I've yet to load up a roll of Portra 400 into either my Seagull 205 rangefinder camera or Horizon Perfekt. The sales person at Ruby Photo said this new Portra produces rich colours with lesser or no film grain. Yeah will find out for myself soon.

Until then, I will send a couple of rolls to the photo lab for film development and scanning. Will definitely post some good street photos here. So do subscribe to this blog site to get future updates.

All photos are taken with my Samsung S3. Post in Snapseed.