KONO! Rotwild + Lomo LC-A+ Camera (Take 2)

Not as strong and “contrasty” as other people’s (and my own previous) shots . . . but I like them this way. More nostalgic than intense, with an added tinge of melancholy . . . [adinserter name=”Recommendation Ad”]

KONO! Kolorit 400 Tungsten + Zenit 412LS

I shot these images at noon on a sunny day, and took the lens off my SLR every couple of shots to fix my camera’s mirror (I love my Zenit 412LS; but, every once in a while, its mirror gets stuck). I thought I must’ve wasted the whole roll of film. But, I got the…

Dreamy and Sometimes Painterly Images Shot Using Diana F+ Camera

Diana F+ is a fascinating camera! It’s known to create distorted, saturated, and stylized images. Some of the photos I captured using this camera come out very painterly . . . very soft, and either streaked with light leaks, or decorated with very strong vignettes.  The rest, however, simply look very distorted. So far, my…

Rainy Day with Revolog Tesla 1

I always wanted to test Revolog Tesla 1 film on a rainy day. I figured that the film’s lightning-like special effect would look great with rain water and wet pavements. Revolog Tesla 1 is a 12-exposure ISO 200 expired 35mm film. According to the product description, blue or white flashes would appear on random spots…

Water Puddle, Noguchi Garden, Agfa Vista Plus 400, and Zenit 412LS

Grainy, desaturated (with pale lavender tint), and very sharp Zenit 412LS has become my #1 favorite analog camera ever since I used it for the first time a couple of months ago. I love how it captures textures, and there is a beautiful yet undefinable quality no digital camera and photo manipulation can create. Combined…

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens Ease of use: ★★★★ Sharpness: ★★★★★ Versatility: ★★½ Recently, I had the pleasure of testing Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens. The lens is not as tricky to use as  many people say. Simply bring the lens very close to the object you want to photograph. Using…

Impossible Project I-1 Camera + 600 Film

For those of you who are curious what kind of images Impossible Project I-1 camera creates, this post is for you. I got this camera during my trip to Japan. I wasn’t able to find I-1 films over there, so I used the Polaroid 600 Type films instead. It’s not the easiest camera to bring…

Creepy or Mysterious?: Closed-Up Room Stock Photo

I often turn my living room into a simple set (or two) for photo shoots … For this, I used a Classic Tile Floor Drop by Savage Universal, covered my chair and dress form with crumpled bed sheets, and hung some fabrics on my favorite Manfrotto background support. The Manfrotto background support is not exactly…

Going Analog

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…

Just the way I used to do it …

Slow shutter speed, no flash, no tripod, and not-so-low f-stop . . . some of the things that used to baffle the people I worked with . . . especially during fashion shoots. Throw in the fact I used a 24-70mm lens for everything . . . (no portrait lens?! *gasp*) . . . I…

Hexapod?!

If things don’t work, jerry-rig it Whenever I couple my #1 go-to camera lens (Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II) with my camera, none of my tripods can hold them in place. I’m still unable to find a good tripod collar for the lens, and the persistent drooping problem makes photo compositing works more complicated than…

Getting Used to Using on a Tripod (or Two)

This summer, I will do my darndest to get to know my tripods better and see them as good work mates I want to create higher quality photo composites and still life photographs. To do so, I need to use a tripod (or two) . . . Unfortunately, at this moment, I still see a…