This was my first film from my new film camera. It is a Contax 645 medium format film camera.
The camera is much bigger and heavier than a my 35mm camera, but the image size of 645 is nearly 2.7x larger than that of 35mm i have been using. Therefore I am hoping better quality. This is helped by the very high quality 80mm Ziess f2 lens it comes with.
The one drawback with this camera is that I am finding it hard to focus, the auto focus is way off and the focusing screen is quite dark. This is going to slow things down dramatically when shooting portraits, which is what I hoped to do with it. Stay tuned!
For the next 12 months I will be photographing a new project called ‘The Stirlings – Above and Beyond’. The Stirling Ranges National Park is in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. I plan to photograph the region from all aspects including portraiture, aerial etc, with the aim of portraying the region in way that hasn’t been done before.
It will be mainly photographed on a digital camera (progress can be seen on my facebook page).
However, for those following this blog Im sure you will agree that some things photographed in the digital medium aren’t given their due justice. The grittiness and honesty of photographing such things as portraits of locals, and moments or spaces in-between, will be reserved for my film camera.
Therefore all analogue photos from this project will be posted here, which is the reason why I presume those following this blog are here for?