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One of my favourite photographers, Stephan Vanfleteren, seems to shoot Kodak T-Max 400 film (the film is labeled Kodak 400TMY as you can see in some of his portraits). I wanted to give the film a try too, so I met up with my friend and willing subject Matthijs for a Sunday morning photoshoot in the park. Here is the first result.
A week ago my friend Janet asked for a photographer on Facebook. The next day she stood in front of me, modeling outdoors in Amsterdam. I had packed all kind of gear - digital camera, flashes, light stands, umbrella, reflectors, analogue camera, the whole shebang. Only I had forgotten to bring any memory cards... so I left all the digital stuff in the bag, and only used my trusty Chinon CS with Kodak Tri-X 400 film.
I got the negatives developed and scanned, and here are the results!
Today I gave my first lighting course, Strobist-style. As I've never done such a thing like that before it was a little unstructured. However, we were able to cover a lot of ground, and everybody went home feeling they had learned a lot. My friend Marc Faasse was friendly enough to let us rent his studio for the day, in the atmospheric NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.
It was amazing to see how my students picked up on the techniques. They really enjoyed how their photos would come out better and better after each photo. I think I'll do more of those courses in the future!
And here are some of my photos, modeled by Patric:
Originally this photo was 2:3 in "portrait" orientation, but I felt it suited a square cut much better. Speedlite 430EX at low camera right. Shutter at max sync speed to block out all available light.
More photos after the break