So I’m still on Model Mayhem, Flickr and 365project, and still trying new things with regards subject and equipment and technique. This is where I’m up to:
New cameras – I bought a Zorki 4 on ebay, $50 from a chap in the Ukraine. Very excited, the Zorki 4 is a copy of the Leica III and its supposed to be very nice, and the lenses seem to imitate Leica m39 lenses quite well. It doesn’t have a light meter but meh, I can either guess or keep my OM1 with me too.
Technique wise, I’ve been free-lensing (when you get some nice focus and depth of field effects by taking your lens off the camera and tilting it back and forth for effect.
I worried my manual focus lenses were not really taking the best pictures they could because of my bad eyesight, but I’m now finding my 18-55mm Canon auto focus lens is choosing to focus on the far distance rather than the thing I put in front of it. So I know I have to start using the little flashy light focus guide thingies in the viewfinder, hmmm.
I was pleased with the results but as I say the focus issue kept raising its head.
So the photography is coming on slowly but surely. I’ve said yes to a lingerie shoot, a Hattie Watson style shoot and a French-cinema style shoot over the next few weeks, so if they all come off I’ll post pics.
It’s been a bit quiet round here, creatively the old glass is half empty, or fully empty depending on just how much of a pessimist you are. Fingers crossed things will pick up. Thanks for any comments!!