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The Streets of Cameron!

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

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! 

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

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! 

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

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! 

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

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. 

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

Camera: Canon IVSB2

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM "Type I"

Film: Ilford HP5+

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!