Category Archives: Film Photography

Mexican Flea Market

Today I took a quick trip to the Redlands Flea Market in Miam.  I went with my son on this little photography outing because he just joined the photography club in his high school and I wanted to give him a head start.  He used my digital camera and I used my Nikon F5.

I had not realized how difficult it is to try to teach photography.  There are actually a bunch of things going on simultaneously.  “Squeeze the shutter, don’t jerk it”, watch your frame so that you don’t cut off people’s head or feet”, “How do you thing that would work better, horizontal or vertical”, “Do you think it would be a better picture if you get closer?”.  It was a lot of fun and teaching him with a digital camera is a thousand time easier than learning on a film camera.  I remember eagerly waiting to get my roll of film back from the lab just to find out that most of my pictures were really bad.  Now if you don’t like it, diagnose it, fix the problem and re shoot it.

 

All in all we had a great time, we ate some authentic Mexican tacos and got some good pictures. All images made with Nikon F5 and 50mm f/1.8. Tri-X 400, developed in HC-110 dilution B, 6 minutes.

 

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Coconut Grove Outing

Today I took a quick trip to Coconut Grove looking to do some portraits of random people. It was a pretty good outing and I ended up with several good frames. Half the trip I carried my Leica M2 with a 50mm lens and the second half I shot with a Nikon F5 and a 105mm f/2.0. I was able to get good frames with both but for portraits I really like the 105.

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I was also able to do some street photography, all of these frames were done with the Nikon F5 and the 105mm lens. The film was developed with HC-110 dilution B.

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I hope you like some of these images. Please feel free to comment and thanks for looking.

Joaquín B.