I tried my lubitel again after a couple of years. My first roll I shot with it was unusable. That was due to using an expired roll of lucky black and white film. This time I put in a fresh roll of Lomo 100 color film. I taped up the Lubitel in order to reduce lightleaks and downloaded a lightmeter app and put it on my phone.
The end results wasn’t great. The light leaks are still there. I need more than just tape and maybe next time I will cover the lubitel in a roll of aluminium foil. Also the exposure slide is loose and moved down a couple of times leading to very exposed photos which don’t fix up well in post processing. I still have a roll of 120 film left but unsure if I wanna use the lubtiel again.
I had a 10 hours layover in Amsterdam on my way to Seoul and took the chance for some double exposures. I made sure to take all my photos in landscape orientation and underexposed by 1 stop. My Canon EOS SLR 500 auto rolls the film and always puts it at the end of the roll so the frames always match up, this is not always in the case in other cameras. I tried to combine high contrast images with local text and landmarks.
This was my first time combining two cities. For more double exposures, click here and here.
I went out on a sunny day and took along my welding glass filter and tripod. For the first time I decided to also take a photo of the scene without the filter to show the difference times makes to the exact same place. In the red box are the exposure times I used when taking the photos. There were taken in the center of Seoul, South Korea.
When I was in Amsterdam I came across a book from a street photographer Bernard Eilers of photos he took from 1896 to 1936. I looked at the images and recognized most of places. The wonderful thing about a lot of major European cities is that they have remained unchanged for most of the time. I revisited the locations in the photos and put the original beside it. If you are interested, I’ve done a similar project before in Singapore and Aruba.
One the left of the images is the original taken by Eilers.
This is in the middle of the red light district. In the right image in the left windows there working girls. I had to be careful not to have my camera out since they don’t appreciate being photographed.
Again right in the middle of the red light district. In the background is the Oude Kerk (Old Church). Sailors would frequent the red light district then visit the church for forgiveness and then ship out the next day. At one point you could visit the church and confess your sins before you were about to commit them, and off course payment was involved.
This is a concept I’ve been working on. Instead of taking travel photo’s we decided to take some travel GIFS. I still need to play a bit more with the speed of the GIFS but I think this concept has a lot of potential. The following travel GIFS were taken at the popular tourist spots in Paris, France. Also thanks to gfycat these aren’t the usual bandwidth eating monstrosities.
Here are some photo’s I played around with keeping some type of design in mind. I think it worked out. It’s not even that I don’t think the photos are strong enough to work on their own, but I like to approach things from another angle sometimes to keep it interesting.
The return of the Nishika and this time with flash.
If you are looking for which type of camera took these images then click here and if you want a tutorial on how to put these GIFs together then click here.
Taken with the usual suspect of the Nishika and some Hema color film. There are some strong magenta tints in the images but I left them like that. Don’t ask my why because I don’t know the answer.