November 13, 2007 at 9:15 pm #693139
Anyone here into photography?
I’m really enjoy using random retro cameras and have had fun when out and about using coloured flashes. Got some stuff online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfinger if anyone is interested.
I’d love to see other peoples’ “work” if anyones got an online gallery 🙂November 13, 2007 at 9:26 pm #894221
Partyvibe has it’s own gallery…
Members pictures,party pictures etc
Located right here
Lot of great pictures raaaNovember 13, 2007 at 9:52 pm #894213
yeah man im all about photogaphry, family trade, my graandad opend our shop in the 60’s then my dad took over n now i work there but i aint gonna take over, mick jagger had his portrait taken in the shop when he was a kid jsut a little claim to fame there.
what camera are you using. i agree with you about retro cameras im fully no on digitals really some of the upper ranger digital slrs are good but thosoe compacts jsut take the soul out of photography, i use a voigtlander rangefinder 35 mil, really nice body and the voigtlander cosina lenses are jsut superp plus working in a photography shop, (one of the last indepenent ones still going in this part of the country) i egt to play around with alot of cool stuff had a set of leica lenses to play with for afew months until we sold them on which was cool!November 13, 2007 at 10:18 pm #894212
polaroid and lomography mainly
some of your pictures look like they’re done with lomo cameras, is that so?
http://www.polanoid.net/people/profile?uid=7516 – thats my polanoid account, only a few pictures on there, not the best either.
http://svr84.ehostpros.com/~plrds84/adc11.htm – this is my favourite photo set right nowNovember 13, 2007 at 10:33 pm #894198
Just seeing the “analogue” colour saturation on that brought back memories of my “old skool” photo days. Sadly all my 35mm kit is in storage in my old house in Reading (a Soviet SLR cameras and a couple of Olympus compacts) and many of my pics/negatives haven’t been catalogued or scanned..
I do like conventional film (I first became interested in photography way before digital cameras) but found cost of processing and security worries to be an issue (particularly when photographing squats/free parties). That said I did have a friend who worked in a processing lab so for more sensitive stuff he would always get my films developed there.
I have wanted to do my own darkroom work but it involves finding the time/space and using a fair few nasty chemicals, although its dawned on me that my current bathroom is easily converted as the window is a shape that is really easy to black out..(but can you still get all that stuff from Jessops in this day and age anyway?)
OTOH I do find with digital that not having to worry about the cost of film and processing means the photos I have taken keep improving as I am more prepared to take sufficient shots to get the best one – especially when photographing animals/nature.
Also in todays paranoid world a big SLR (film or conventional) spells out “press/cops forward intelligence team” whilst a smaller camera looks less obtrusive. I tend to go for the compacts with better lenses the kind a bit like the 35mm compact you used to get in the 1980s but digital.
This comment from Tom (on his flickr) after photographing some chavs did make me crease up thoughQuote:They didn’t quite understand that they couldn’t see the photo right away because it wasn’t digital… i made a swift retreat.
:laugh_at::laugh_at:November 14, 2007 at 9:31 am #894214
Wow, wasn’t expecting a big response 🙂 great to see people are interested.
Angel – Thanks for sharing, I totally didn’t notice that :you_crazy
JonnyQuest – That’s totally awesome, my family trade is a Stationery shop/printers… not quite as cool! I have a cheap nikon film SLR (F55) which was my first “proper” camera but since getting into Lomography with the LC-A about a year ago i’ve not really used it an awful lot. I also recently bought a Canonet giii ql17 which is a 1970s rangefinder which i’m currently loving getting to grips with.
spark_plug – Great stuff, thanks for sharing 🙂 Lomo LC-A all the way.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfinger/sets/72157600582411775/ – thats a link to my lomo stuff
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfinger/sets/72157602755611766/ – thats my favourite stuff – taken on a mix of cameras
General Lighting – I used to have access to a dark room until i finished uni last year… really miss it. Chemicals etc for the amateurs are still readily available – In fact dark room stuff is really cheap on ebay since digital has really taken off. I do find digital to be so sterile and banal. I think the unpredictability of film experimentation is gone, it really can’t be replaced by photoshop.November 14, 2007 at 10:04 am #894201
I love photography too 🙂 currently in discussion with a view to printing my pictures and exhibiting them at 18″ by 24 ” size
I have an album with some photos in the members section of the gallery :bounce_flNovember 14, 2007 at 10:27 am #894215
That’s cool Raj, I hope it goes well 🙂
I plan on approaching a small gallery or something with a few prints soon – worsed that can happen is they say no i guess!November 14, 2007 at 10:32 am #894202
Thats it – the worst they can do is say no 😉
Go for it raaaraaaNovember 14, 2007 at 10:42 am #894206
I like taking photos of stuff but i am not too good at it and the only decent photos i took were all lost when i got drunk and lost my digi camera.
I dont think i am ever going to get the opportunity to take some of them again, like the soft-top VW Beetle I managed to photo doing a verticle wheelie with the sun setting in the back ground 😥
Might have to get a new camera and try and get some nice pictures….November 14, 2007 at 11:03 am #894216starlaugh wrote:I dont think i am ever going to get the opportunity to take some of them again, like the soft-top VW Beetle I managed to photo doing a verticle wheelie with the sun setting in the back ground 😥
That sounds totally awesome! At least you saw i though 🙂November 14, 2007 at 11:37 am #894209
:sign0005:December 2, 2007 at 10:12 pm #894205
i want to get into photography, but all i hear is my step dad saying there is no money in it to put me off. its bloody annoying. ^December 2, 2007 at 10:33 pm #894199
General LightingModeratorlimey wrote:i want to get into photography, but all i hear is my step dad saying there is no money in it to put me off. its bloody annoying. ^
if you want to make a guaranteed living from it then unfortunately he may have a point (and sadly this goes for anything creative).
Its not that you can’t get paid work but if you do the sums you have to make a massive investment in equipment up front and time up front and it takes years to recover that investment, and not all people do.
but it doesn’t stop you doing it as a pastime or hobby or something you can integrate with other forms of work (for instance I often photograph equipment I encounter at work to integrate into document/presentations on how it works or how to use it).December 3, 2007 at 9:53 am #894204
Fantastic pictures there!
really like the Cornwall / outside ones, and the old front door!
Am off to Kutna hore myself next week too :bounce_fl
keep it up and good luck with the gallerey stuff !
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