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Some photos have such a beautiful and simple look to them, but most people have absolutely no idea how they were lit. Upon searching for, “Strobist” on 500PX, I came across the work of László Nagy. He curates loads of awesome photos on his Tumblr, and is also a hobbyist photographer–these two combine to give him quite the eye for details. The way he created the photo above is quite simple in one way but that also utilizes a trick that many of us sometimes forget.
Here’s his story. And if you’re interested check out more in our Creating the Photograph series.
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Pinhole cameras are being made by loads of manufacturers, but a new Kickstarter called Ondu is trying to not only pitch them as cool with its classy music in the video, but also trying to create something that will last. They’re stating that the cameras are made from wood local to Slovenia and that there are oils that area rubbed on to promote longevity. The video also shows the process of making the cameras which also involves the use of strong magnets. Magnets are used to close the back cover to keep the film inside and from being accidentally exposed, and they are also used in the winders. The only screw on the cameras is for the shutter: to open and close the pinhole.
The cameras are going to come in 35mm formats and up to 4×5–the latter is often what delivers some of the best pinhole images. The company is looking to source $10,000 to pay for equipment, resources, and pinholes that need to be purchased in bulk to make them financially reasonable. And we believe that they might just do it.
We’ve covered pinhole cameras a lot here, and we love a couple of projects such as a camera with 25 pinholes, a shoebox camera, a spam can, and this exposure shot for a couple of months. This Kickstarter we’re very positive will reach its funding needs soon.
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The Lomography Bel-Air is one of the most exciting film photography products to be released in the past couple of years. And today, the company has announced an interesting addition to the Bel-Air system. To refresh your memory, the Bel-Air is a medium format (120) camera system. It can shoot a variety of different formats including the very interesting 6×12. But now, it can also shoot 35mm film with a specific back.
Unlike many other medium format interchangeable lens cameras, you can’t put a dark slide in the back–which means that changing backs mid-roll is pointless. But that’s not the selling point of this back. Instead, it encourages you to shoot panoramic images across 12 exposures at a time.
It’s available now for $69. We’ve got a couple of sample images available after the jump.
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Just in time for NAB 2013, Canon is announcing the development of a new 35mm cinema prime lens. The company already has loads of other optics designed for cinema, and it’s about time that they get something in this very traditional focal length. The lens is designed to for 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) production standards, and will work with Super 35 mm-equivalent sensors, 35mm full-frame sensors that the company has been working on, APS-H-size and APS-C-size sensors. Fine details on the specss and pricing aren’t finalized yet but the lens is slated to be released before the end of 2013.
Could this also mean that a new 35mm L photo prime could be coming? They’ve already got the 35mm f2 IS, which has been getting lots of praise. One can only wonder.
Via SLR Lounge
Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and talk to them about how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed onto you. Want to be featured? Email editors[at]thephoblographer[dot]com
Much of the work that I feature on this site is my mediocre stuff simply because of the fact that I understand that not everyone wants to aspire to be a professional photographer or has ever been one. To that end, much of the images I shoot also have very little photoshopping or editing done to them. But at other times, I just want to create something. And I spent months developing the idea for the image you see above in my head.
This is the story of how I created that photo.
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I really don’t believe this happened, but Lomography managed to do something that was essentially lost for years. Kodak Aerochrome was an infrared film used by the government for surveillance. What it did was took greens and converted them to red and purple. That way, guerrilla fighters could easily be spotted and air raids could take down encampments with relative ease.
Today, Lomography is creating something relatively close: Lomochrome Purple. They’re guaranteeing delivery to be around July 2013. Things aren’t totally what they seem to be though: this is a color negative film–which means that it takes C-41 processing. Chrome films typically need E6 processing. They have more sample images on their website if you’re interested.
Correction: I was wrong. According to Kodak, it takes regular C-41 processing.
The film will be available in 120 and 35mm formats. And they’re not cheap: 120′s regular price is € 59.50 wc comes out to $80.59 for a pack of five; but they have a special price of € 56.53 which is $76.57. 35mm film costs € 49.50/$67.05 but the special price is $63.70.
We’re hunting around for more information, so stay tuned.
Update: Lomo got back to us with more information about the film. Georg Thaler, who leads the film development team had this to say, “After years of researching, thousands of tests and tons of failures, we finally found a way to shift colors of regular color negative films. This is why this film needs to be processed C 41. It’s basically a Color negative, so E6 is not the right choice for this film.”