120mm film

Project 52: Week 40; Portrait – Sitting In A Chair

I’ve been slacking off, again, with my 52 week photography project lately, if I’m honest I’m feeling in a slight photographic rut and the briefing’s for each work are starting to grate on me a little, for example the one for week 40 “sitting in a chair”, I mean come on, who came up with this? Anyway below is what I guess fits the bill, my Grandmother in her garden, taken on my Yashica D on Fuji Pro 160s 120mm film.

Nan f8 250th sec.jpg Yashica D, 80mm, FujiPro 160S, f8, 1/250th sec. (more…)

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.

Yashica D.jpg (more…)