Portra 400

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Here are some ‘fun’ shots using the Portra 400 with my kids.  Was taken at home at night under a mixture of white and yellow light.  Settings on my Zorki 4 was f2, 1/250. Also brought my Zorki 4 to … Continue reading

Black & White #2

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It’s been a while since I last posted here.  Been really busy with work, and balancing time for the family.  Hence, I’m still unable to find time to shoot street. So here are some more Black & White photos of … Continue reading

Black and White

It’s been a long time since my last post. Had been busy with work.  From user manuals to attending requirement meetings, to drafting requirement specifications, then attending more meetings, and doing more user manuals, and drafting more requirement specifications … You get the picture right ?  Arghhh I so needed this post.

ANYWAY, recently been trying out the Kodak 400 Tri X.  If you can’t afford a Leica M Monochrome, well….  that’s probably the next best thing…  to me personally that is.

Here are some images that I took from my Zorki 4.  Will possibly purchase Arista Premium 400 B&W soon.  I heard reviews from fellow mates that it is actually the Kodak 400 Tri X, only cheaper.

As usual, first subject, the youngest of them all, Cara Faith

Always keen in putting something in her mouth, that silly girl.

Next up, her brother and her, mucking about.

Personally, I really like the Zorki 4.  As compared with the Yashica GSN, which is a Aperture Priority, with the full manual control of the Zorki 4, I can control the exposure of the pictures.

Here’s one of Natty and Cara, busy with putting stuff into their mouths again.

Like this shot of Kyeron by himself.

Finally, the two eldest.  Natty and Kyeron, engrossed on their iPADs.

Look up both of you.

Overall, there’s something about Black and White that captivates me.  Perhaps it’s the lack of color that intriguies the eyes to scan through for more details.

Its all about little Cara

My last roll from my Zorki of my little one before I hit the streets.  I now feel slightly more confident then a month ago and hopefully I get my exposures right.

Actually I was very surprise by the outcome as somehow, don’t know why this roll not as grainy as before. Perhaps its was the film, Fuji C200.

Don’t block me from watching telly.

Gimme a hug.

You have to admit… I’ve got style.

Really like the DOF of the Zorki 4 here at f2.  Really impressive.

Here are the last few shots.

And lastly, the ever famous blur Cara look.

Hope you guys like these series of Cara.  Here’s a parting shot from the 3 stoogers.  Don’t they look alike ?

Zorki 4

My Zorki 4 arrived in my mail last week.  Was packed quite securely.

This camera is an interesting one.  It has no light meter, fully manual and has interchangeable lens.  It’s an LTM screwed on mount.

Unlike my Yashica GSN, because it has no light meter, I had to guess my exposure setting.  Being a newbie, that resulted in a few washout over exposed shots.  Well…. not a few, but almost half of my first roll went that way.  I adopted the Sunny 16 rule during Kyeron’s recent swimming trip, but either I did something wrong, or what, but all my shots were over exposed.  Nevermind, I’ll try again.

Here’s a few pictures from my first and second roll with it.  Took it when Natty had her ballet lessons @ i12.

Here are some shots taken from home where the light was much better.

More to come, as I’m sending my other 2 rolls for processing today.  On recommendation from a fellow Clubsnap member, there’s another film developing shop at Burlington Square by the name of Triple D Minilab Centre, which is much cheaper than Konota.