I needed a camera on a night out and decided to be extremely shallow and go for looks. Diana mini white with a white flash would suit my style for the evening. Black and white film would give me an edge but I never expected the results to be this good!
I’m a big fan of flash photography but my life is a little “daytime” so i don’t often get a chance to shoot this style.
Recently on a rare night out i decided to try out the Diana Mini with flash and some black and white film. I love the results with slightly soft images, a little burned (note to self, step further back next time) plus the good old grain of film!
Some shots were taken daytime using the flash as a fill light.
I have to admit that I’ve never liked using flash in public places. In some situations it can be distracting. Like concerts, for example. Can you imagine a live music show where people decide all of a sudden to use it at the same time?
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
As part of the Valentine's Day Deal, you can grab this wonderful fluorescent pink plastic camera at a discounted price! Take seductive, soft-focused shots and pulsating vignettes on 120 film this season!
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.