Just a quick post to show an image from the first roll out of my Vivitar 35ca, a nice little rangefinder I have had for some time, but have not shot with. I have wanted something a little smaller and more inconspicuous for my carry around camera, and a rangefinder seemed like the perfect solution. This is shot on Kodak T-Max 100, pushed to 400. In the photo is Aaron working the kitchen line at Macy’s Coffee Shop. More to come in the nearish future…
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Shooting Strangers…Photo 181 Natural Light Exercise
Tonight I assigned my photo 181 student to shoot a natural light portrait. I told them about how you can’t just go out and find great light, you have to be ready for it when and where it happens. This means having your camera with you all the time and not being afraid to shoot strangers. If you follow this blog with any regularity, you will no doubt know that I am quite a fan of ‘street portraiture’ and as such often shoot complete strangers. This is very challenging, but has produced some of my favorite images…
If any of my students happen to read my blog, I shot this between classes tonight at the coffee shop in the science building. If I hadn’t had my camera with me I couldn’t have captured the light. I saw an interesting character, Hans…He had a large stack of notebooks and was in some great window light. So get out there, drop the excuses and shoot some strangers.