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Abandonment: A Tale of Three Cameras

Model: Meagan Hamilton

Camera: Mamiya C330

Film: Ilford HP5+

As far as shoots go, I have to say this one was a bit of a mess. And when I say mess, I'm talking about juggling all my cameras around. For this shoot, I decided to go all film, but if you don't know me by now, I have a hard time not wanting to take all my film cameras with me. That said, I narrowed it down to three, a polaroid land camera 450 modified to have manual controls, a Mamiya C330, and my Hasselblad 501cm. 

Model: Morgan Rice

Camera: Polaroid Land Camera 450 Modified

Lens: Ektar 127mm

Film: Fujifilm FP-100c

Model: Meagan Hamilton

 

Camera: Polaroid Land Camera 450 Modified

Lens: Ektar 127mm

Film: Fujifilm FP-100c

I must say, shooting the land camera was somewhat of a learning curve. For starters the environment was pretty low lit, having to work with Fuji FP-100c rated at iso 100, I took it upon myself to modify not only the lens on the camera, but as well as the flash. The land camera, for those that are not familiar with its construction, it uses cubes as its means to illuminate a subject. That said, after splicing a few wires and the use of some electrical tape, I was able to add a modern flash and from the photos you see above, the results were pretty cool! But as with any new piece of equipment, I still have lots to learn. 

Model: Morgan Rice

Camera: Hasselblad 501cm

Film: Portra 400

Model: Meagan Hamilton

Camera: Hasselblad 501cm

Film: Portra 400

Model: Morgan Rice

Camera: Hasselblad 501cm

Film: Portra 400

Model: Meagan Hamilton

Camera: Mamiya C330

Film: Ilford HP5+

Model: Morgan Rice

Camera: Mamiya C330

Film: Ilford HP5+

Model: Morgan Rice

Camera: Hasselbald 501cm

Film: Portra 400

Lastly, being that the environment was low lit, I had to push my color film from 400 to 1600! Now, when it comes to pushing color film, there are lots of theories whether one should do so or not. Some say that its not possible while others say it is, and even then the techniques behind pushing color film vary from person to person. Treating it like BW film, I decided to add an additional 30 secs per push. All in all, I think it worked out to my favor even though the scanning process was somewhat difficult due to the color shits and extension of the development time. Alright, that is it for now! Make sure to check  back in, I have some lomography film to post from my most recent shoot! 

Model: Meagan Hamilton

Camera: Hasselblad 501cm

Film: Portra 400

Model: Meagan Hamilton

Camera: Mamiya C330

Film: Ilford HP5+

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