Yashica D – Opinion

This is an article I wrote a while ago for another site that never got published, in fact I’d almost forgotten I’d written it. Think it’s about time it saw the light of day as it’s about one of my favourite cameras and the one that I used for all the Medium Format images you see on the sight at the moment. Enjoy.

I’m sure like many of my fellow photo geek’s out there one of the main reasons I fell into film photography wasn’t because I like the way film looks (although that is very helpful), or because I wanted to jump on the hipster bandwagon (despite a few people telling me otherwise), it’s because of the rich history of photography before the digital age. Why would you want to limit yourself to only shooting digital and taking the same bog standard images as everyone else on the same bog standard equipment as everyone else? There’s a veritable treasure trove of goodies that are a little bit different to your common or garden camera or lens just waiting out there in the land of the internet for you to try. And that is what I’m going to talk about today, something a little different, something a little special, the Yashica D TLR.

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Why Landscape photography?

Today I was stood in the middle of nowhere, next to a barely above freezing river while an icy cold wind battered me, struggling to sink the feet of a tripod evenly into sandy, muddy ground. It was at this point I realised that I had forgotten to pack up my filter holder, the little adapter ring you screw on the front of a lens so you can place Neutral density and other filter’s in front of it, making my journey to this location, while not meaningless but a little bit more frustrating as I now couldn’t take any long exposure shot’s of running water. And it is at this point I though to myself, why am I here? (more…)

Why Street Photography?

Going to do something a little bit different to my usual entries on this blog, for one this post will contain no picture’s at all it’s going to be just word’s. And for second’s it’s going to be more of an opinion piece, something I don’t think I’ve written for a while if at all (discounting post’s about photography book’s). This may or may not end up being the first in a series of these, we’ll see how it goes.

So the title, Why Street Photography. Seem’s pretty self explanatory yes? This is going to be about why out of all the genre’s of photography this one just happen’s to have become what I am personally interested in reading about, viewing, partaking in and sharing. (more…)