The Streets of Cameron!
Antiques! Antiques! Antiques! Yes folks Antiques! What about them you ask? well this last weekend I made my way to the Spring Antiques Street Fair in Cameron NC! What better place to bust out the good ol' street skills then there! For this type of shooting I decided to go with a rangefinder. Traditionally these have always been suited towards this type of shooting, so as to not break tradition that's what I decided to go with, my lovely Canon IVSB 2!
What made this event so great was that not only the fact that I was surrounded with endless amounts of photo opportunities, but the dealers there had all sorts of wonderful stuff as well! But to change things up a bit from my usual antique outings back home, I decided to stick to photographing people!
What made this shoot a bit more challenging was that I decided to not use a light meter and instead rely on my eyes for my settings. I have to admit, this is something I am still getting used to, but personally I think I'm getting better at it. For those that don't know, I used the sunny 16 rule. This rule states that by setting your aperture at F16 and your shutter at the film's box speed then in theory you should get a correctly exposed photo. The beauty of this is that it frees you yourself and allows you to focus more on your surroundings!
Of course there are always variations of the sunny 16 rule. For instance, I shot these on HP5+ which is rated at 400. Although the rule is to set it to the nearest shutter speed, which in my case was 500 and my aperture at F 16, you can always play with the settings by opening up the aperture and making your shutter faster by the appropriate stops.
Alright that is it for now, but don't you worry with this school term ending I will have a 5 day break which means more time for random posts and lots of photography goodies to look at!