Hello from "on the road" currently Istanbul.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by amsp, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. amsp

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    I'm currently on an extended stay in Istanbul but originally from Sweden. I work as a professional photographer doing mostly fashion & advertising and started out shooting 6x7 (Pentax) but have been strictly digital since 2006. Lately though I've found myself being a bit bored with digital and feeling a bit creatively exhausted, so I started to consider getting back into film photography to revive the spark so to speak. After weighing my options I settled on a Hasselblad 501cm in mint/unused condition that I found here in Istanbul a couple of weeks ago, and needless to say I'm having a blast again. It's easy to forget why you loved something in the first place when it becomes everyday work, shooting film again has reminded me of that love and I'm even considering doing some of my payed work on film too. There's definitely no question film has a completely different look than digital, and going forward I hope more and more people realize it doesn't have to be either digital OR film, but rather digital AND film.

    Oh, and to anyone who says you can't shoot street with a Hassy I say pfffff please :wink:


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    Hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA! :D Glad to hear you rekindled your love of film.
     
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    welcome from Colorado USA. Glad to hear your back with film. Great street shots, love em.
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG and thanks for posting the photos, very nice.
     
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    Welcome to APUG from Japan!
     
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    Nice shots.
    Any reaction on the street from the mirror/barndoor thump? ? ?
     
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    Welcome to APUG.
     
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    O remember when I got super burnt out on digital and completly stopped shooting. Love the images by the way.
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! I'm glad you found film again.

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and kind words.

    It's not that bad, remember I'm used to Pentax 67 :wink: Besides, one of the nice thing about shooting street with a Hassy is
    that even if they do notice you the reaction is usually that of curiosity and positivity. It's so different from the digital p&s
    people are used to seeing.
     
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    Welcome from Germany. I really like the third picture!
     
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    Hi there, welcome to APUG from southeastern PA!

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    Welcome to APUG!
     
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    Great shots! I tried taking pictures of a moving cat with a Hassy, and liked what I got, so I'm not surprised that you can do street, too. I look forward to seeing more of your journey as recorded on film.
     
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    Thanks guys, here's a couple of color shots. First one is Portra 400, the other two are Ektar 100.
    I can't believe how fine the grain is with these two films, incredible really. And the colors.. yummy!

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    Im enjoying the images. Keep them coming.
     
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    Good work and welcome back to film and to APUG.

    Mike