This is again a combination of old camera and modern lens. Minolta Maxxum 700si and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM featuring my son in Aussie lifesaver t-shirt. The film used was Kodak Portra 160. What I quite like about this film is that it renders skin tones so beautifully without retocuhing. I sometimes spend a good amount of time to get such skin tones when I shoot RAW…
I took my son to his first ever photo walk a couple of weeks ago in Sydney CBD. And of course he did shoot film – Arista Professional 400. Out of my fifty something cameras, I shortlisted around five and he picked up Olympus mju 140 zoom.
Here is a picture of my son, Kuzey Aren, with his camera on the day of shooting. I took this one with my smart phone so apologies for digital contamination! 🙂
Here are the shots he took with his Oly… We started the walk just after his music class, so the first shot he took was his friend Noah with his mother, Natasha
Then we started to walk around in the city and here are some street photography from a five-year old ‘photographer’
He also took few portraits of his dad of course…
After I gave him a quick tutorial about framing and how to handle the camera, he happily explored the area to find out subjects to shoot. As his dad, I might not be objective, but I reckon he did a good job!
On the way back to the train station, we came across a rally organized by Refugee Action Coalition. He took his position and fired few shots while the crowd was marching towards Town Hall. And again, entirely subjective, but I think his reached his peak in this roll with these few shots, especially because of the attention he received from the crowd…
And he took the last shot of his roll at the train – a candid portrait…
I enjoyed taking photographs with my five year old son, but I must say his photos were well beyond my expectations. So a proud dad here, and hope you also enjoyed his work…
More to come I promise, as he has his eyes on my Minolta Maxxum 700si and I believe he deserves an upgrade! Doesn’t he???
Adox Golf 63S
Ilford XP2 Super 400
I took this photo of my son with this beatiful folding camera from the 1950s – Adox Golf 63S
It’s a medium format camera with no frills – no metering, no rangefinder focusing or any other focusing aid other than guesstimating the distance to the subject.
I’m quite happy with the result, especially the sharpness and clarity the lens produces, and yes the beautiful bokeh as well!
More to come from this roll….