Cinematic portrait shoot

Late last year, I decided to get into portrait photography as well. I had a vision of portraits, that would draw inspiration from street photography and have a similar look and feel. I also love the idea of cinematic street photography, which is always a hard concept to execute. In…

Bokeh and grain

For a while now, I’ve thought that for some reason, I don’t enjoy excessive use of bokeh (that trendy background blur) on my film photographs. I like grain a lot. I like bokeh too, but not the two combined. For some reason, in my opinion, the two just don’t seem…

Shooting in low light without a light meter

During the halloween festivities, I had an excellent chance of trying out some very low light film photography almost completely without a light meter. I got some very nice exposures by following a very simple rule. But first, let me describe the lighting conditions. I shot these images at a…

End of the photography season?

In a way I feel like the photography season is now officially over as the season turned to autumn. The days are getting so short and the weather is poor. It has been raining now for many days and even the slightest sunshine seems like a past dream. On the…

Fog and abandoned trains

Couple of weeks ago, during a monday morning, it was a very misty weather. I was heading to a meeting. I parked my car close to an old trainyard. I had my cameras with me, as I always do. I noticed these wonderful old train cars and even though I…