Going analog . . . and starting to get what the fuss is all about
I love the desaturated colors, foamy incoming tide, and the surprisingly sharp details . . .
I find the effect beautiful, soft, and dreamy
There is something nostalgic about these photos . . . something we cannot replicate using VSCO Film, Adobe Lightroom, and Photoshop …
This is how the same scene looks like when I photographed it using my iPhone 6. It’s so bad, but it lacks the dreamy and nostalgic quality of the image I created using Zenit 412LS DSLR and Fuji Natura 1000
I photographed this image (above) using Lomography LC-A+ camera and Kodak Portra 800 film
It looks very different from the one I photographed using the analog DLSR . . . mainly due to focal lengths differences . . . but also because I can’t adjust iPhone camera’s shutter speed and aperture. I can edit it using Snapseed, VSCO, or other apps . . . but there is no way I can make it look as nostalgic and dreamy. But, not all photos need to look nostalgic and dreamy. (Check the two images I shot using an iPhone on the bottom of this post)
Anyway, THIS is the first time I’ve seen a real, unintended, and unsimulated light leak!
I can’t adjust the shutter speed and aperture of LC-A+ camera either. At first, it made me a little nervous because I couldn’t imagine what the of images I was capturing and had to wait for a couple of days to find out . . .
It was the first time I shot anything with this camera after all
I tried capturing a few images using Lomography Color Negative Film (ISO 800) as well . . .
This film is great for the times when I need/want to create brighter and more saturated images.
I photographed a style editorial using very different kind of analog camera + film as well: Fuji Instax Wide. But, it’s for another post and another time.
(Above) Shot with iPhone 5 Camera, edited using Snapseed, watermarked using Photoshop. Lit using Profoto B1 monolight.
(Above) Shot with iPhone 6 Camera, edited using Snapseed, watermarked using Photoshop. Lit using Profoto B1 monolight.