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hp93

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active May 2019

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    Don’t have a bike that’ll handle either of those atm :(

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    Let me know how you get on with this! Seems like a proper good buy, simple, cheap point and shoot that doesn’t cost the earth.

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    Firstly, you deffinitely have some better shots than you’re giving yourself credit for, shooting skateboarding is notoriously difficult of course.

    As others have mentioned you need to expose for your shadows and not the highlights with negative film (something you just have to get used to coming from digital, where the inverse is correct)

    Otherwise I’d say just really try to think about other ways to try & create contrast within the image:

    Composition - there’s nothing worse than a distracting background, unfortunately some spots will be difficult to shoot for this reason. You might find an angle which really compliments the trick but is just too messy for an image to really work. For instance with this shot you could have shot it like half a second later which would put the subject on a slightly cleaner background, as displayed on my highly accurate diagram below. (however you would also then not have the guy in the background perfectly positioned within the skaters legs which is a cool little detail. so it’s swings & roundabouts)

    Otherwise a long lens + a flash would work too, but I do really much prefer skateboarding shot in natural light when possible.

    Look at Rafael Gonzalez’ work if you’ve not done so already too, his work is beautiful!
    Shooting black & white would be a good exercise too, that way you force yourself to think about how the composition & light creates contrast not the colours available in the scene.

    Also note that overexposing the film will give you less contrasty files when scanned but you can pull a LOT of colour and contrast from Portra when you have a nicely exposed/flat scan.

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    Yeah my plan was to just go to a place that develops and just ask them for a bunch of random canisters and sort them into ISOs for DX codes and then only use ones with the intended DX in point and shoots but whatever I want in another 35mm

    The risk of exposing the whole roll I would guess is fairly low anyway.

    @miro_o @mi7rennie how difficult would it be to do it inside a dark bag to reduce any potential film wastage?

    And what loaders do you use? Is there any reason not to just get the £30ish unbranded ones?

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    Does anyone roll their own film here?

    And has anyone shot Ilford Pan 400, it’s not generally available here but ive found a shop selling it in both 36 frame rolls and bulk rolls.

    Hoping to get into developing and probably bulk rolling my own film this next few months, possibly printing if I can figure out a darkroom space (or find a community one in Manchester)

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    That last shot is awesome, Love the drowsey eyes and the plant obscuring his lips!

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    I thought you already had a Leica 35 with the M6 anyway tbh.

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    Call yourself a #buyer

    That 690 is a welllll good price!

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    Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4 MC, M Mount lens

    Includes original packaging, had a filter on it since new (HOYA, also included).
    Only selling as I no longer have an M mount body.
    Non-original front and original rear lens cap included.

    Based in Manchester, happy to meet here or post.

    Any questions feel free to ask!

    Got it up for £375 elsewhere but will do a forum discount :) of £350.

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