Shooting film

I recently did a graduation photoshoot gig,  The client demanded that I use slides with a few rolls of negatives and b&w so I took my Nikon F6 out with old ai-s lenses. The 85 f2 produced nice and creamy bokeh that I like. 

Shooting slides required one to be spot on with exposure unlike shooting negatives. So I asked my mate, Pat to assist me on the job, metering all the shots. 

I majority used 81A filter to warm up the colour a bit on slides (add 1/3 of a stop on top of metered exposure for the photo to be correctly exposed) and due the lack of discipline I did manage to leave it on while shooting negatives. I also shot 3 photos bracket for every one of them (+1 stop, normal and -1 stop) 

Below are taken with Kodak Portra 160. In sequence 1 under, 1 over and normally exposed.  My favourite stock ever. 

I found that shooting against the light can be quite challenging on film, sometime it worked out fine and some other times, it punishes you without mercy.  As an example below, the first photo is actually 1 stop under, the second one is 1 stop over and the last one is normal. Notice that the one under produced a reddish skin tone while normal exposed shot rendered the skin nicely. These photos were shot with Velvia 100F. 

here are some more from the day. 

New Zealand

a beautiful place I used to call home

A little two weeks trip down to this part of the world, went to Lake Tekapo for some timelapse videos. 

Two test shots from this gorgeous place, the second night I had a better luck with the stars as the super moon that was interrupted my first outing came into the sky a bit later on. 

I shall post the time lapse video of the second night when it's done. 

sunset
The church of the good shepherd

The church of the good shepherd

Here and there

I just got back from Singapore's GPP popup workshop. 

It was amazing and very inspirational, met with Zack Arias and Joe McNally, unfortunately couldn't get to meet Greg Heisler personally. 

Just found these photos that were developed before I went away. 

I believe that I used tmax pushed to 3200 for the first photo and delta 400 for the rest. 

a photo of a friend while preparing to get onto the stage. 

a photo of a friend while preparing to get onto the stage. 

construct me, Bangkok 

construct me, Bangkok 

so apparently someone started to compose music from birds on wire. 

so apparently someone started to compose music from birds on wire. 

pretty flowers. 

pretty flowers.