365 Photo Challenge – Week 18

The Miniature Men now have their own blog – this post has been moved here

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Getting back to basics

Exciting times lay ahead for us!  We’ve just managed to secure a Nikon F5 – one of the last professional film SLR cameras released by Nikon.

Despite loving the D800 Layton’s been looking at getting back into film photography recently.  He really misses the look and feel of film as well as the need for learned precision that using film creates (compared to the shutterbug nature of digital).

Now to track some film down…

Strobist Experiments

Inspired by San Francisco Photographer Dustin Diaz (www.flickr.com/photos/polvero) we hooked up with local photographer Eddie Griffiths on Saturday for a night of experimental strobism.  It was freezing cold and slightly damp, but very rewarding as the images above show.  Layton also got to try another homage to Dustin, his first miniature shoot.  Radioactive Homer worked so well he’s itching to shoot another one…watch this space!

Strobist Experiments

Following on from our night shoot experiments we took Maggie out again during the day to try to experiment balancing ambient light in bright daylight.  Here are the results of our experiment.

While researching how to do this we came across a great tutorial from Phlearn – I’ve already posted a link to the tutorial in a separate post.  We based our experiments on trying to emulate the shots created during the tutorial with the thought that once we worked out what we were doing we could use that knowledge in our own shoots down the track.

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