I’d wanted one of these for a while. I’m rediscovering film photography and wanted to shoot with a diopter adjustment on the viewfinder, so I could shoot without glasses. I thought it would be interesting to have the clear view be through the viewfinder and the view outside the camera be fuzzy.
Seating for one
Umbrellas, strung lights
Wood, Angles, Textures
Depth of Field
Depth of field is easy with a film camera and a fast prime lens, and tricky to get with digital cameras – most have small image sensors, slow zoom lenses and image stabilization. One of the reasons I bought my Pentax MX-1 was that it has a large, relatively fast (f/2.8) zoom lens and a larger sensor than my trusty point-and-shoot digital camera. Shots like this show how close digital has come to film photography. I’m still not ready to get rid of the case of film in my freezer, though…
Stanley Kubrick’s Vision
Before Stanley Kubrick became a great director, he was an accomplished photographer. He sold his first photograph to Look magazine when he was 17, and sold 30 assignments to the magazine by 1951.
There’s a great article here regarding his early work.
What rule of Thirds?
Alleyway, San Francisco
Cirque Du Soleil allows photography now.
Pentax MX-1 Bokeh
Shot with my Pentax MX-1 wide-open, I wasn’t sure I’d get decent bokeh with it.
Concerning the future of RayKo Photo
Sad news from Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, host to the juried Plastic Camera shows over the past few years…
Dear friends of RayKo,
Today I’m stepping out of the shadows to discuss the future of RayKo Photo Center.
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