I’ve been shooting film photography for less than 12 months. The idea of using film with a low end mechanical camera really intrigued me. I saw it as a challenge I wanted to dominate. Understand light and the technique behind capturing the vibe with film was/is my goal. Let me preface that it does NOT matter what you’re shooting with to capture quality images. Some would say the equipment you use is going to define the quality of photography you provide. I disagree. I believe the quality of photography you provide will be dictated by the understanding of quality photography.
What does quality photography mean? This is a question you will have to answer for yourself. What do you see as unique in an image you’ve captured? In my many iPhone/VSCO edited shots I’ve posted to Instagram and blogged about I’ve come across some I love that have received no significant public response where as other photos I’ve shared that I think will gain minimal response the viewers have gone crazy over.
I’ve become more confident in what I shoot and how I present it. At the end of the day you should be developing photography skills for you… not the approval of the internet. With that said… if you are shooting professionally this rule may not apply. Some of the ideology will remain but you’re under the gun to provide the client with what they hold valuable.
The image above (iPhone / VSCO edit) shows my newest addition to finding that line between low end camera bodies and high end lens’. The Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4 / 50mm is by far one killer lens!! I feel very confident shooting with it and that transfers into how/what I shoot. I’ve only gone through 2 rolls using this lens so far. This will increase as soon as the weather warms a bit and BMX/Skateboarders get out a bit more.
I hope your weekend will be killer. Find the unfound and capture the uncaptured.
RIDE x CREATE