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Portraits from my 29th birthday party

20.10.05 Thursday
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These is the first batch of photos developed with my Yashika 635 medium format camera which Katie gave me for my birthday. I love this camera. A lot of the portraits were blurry (see previous post) but a couple of them turned out alright. This one of meowlet is by far my favorite from the set.

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katethoughts [21.10.05::04:32]
When I come to visit in December I will bring my med.format camera and we can spend an afternoon shooting. I think that would be f**ing fab.
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goldfischegirl [21.10.05::05:55]
i really like them.
the red of the couch, the shadows (almost looks like your head in some of them.) and the extreme side-lighting.

all very nice and full of personality.

only thing i would suggest is lighting the background next time. but they are all lovely, the super imposed one is super rad, too.
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chris [21.10.05::08:26]
what film did you use?
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tyrven [21.10.05::08:31]
Kodak Professional 400 speed. Kodak isn't normally a company I associate with good quality film but the lady at Kenmore Camera takes a lot of medium format portraits and recommended it to Katie because of the indoor color balance. I was pretty impressed by it. I also have a couple rolls of black and white and a couple rolls of Velvia (both 100 speed) which I'll be digging into next.
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chris [21.10.05::09:33]
yeah my favorite color film so far is Kodak Porta 400. I'm going to shoot some velvia this weekend though. I've heard great things about it.
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tyrven [21.10.05::09:38]
A lot of professional photographers I know HATE Velvia because it isn't true to colors. I've also seen it abused because if you use it with already saturated subjects then it will wash out the color depth completely. That said, taking photos of everyday items with it is absolutely gorgeous from what I've seen. (This is also my first time working with it; Katie brought some to Belize with her but in most places the colors were already saturated enough that she didn't really need it).
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lormagins [21.10.05::04:29]
dude. that picture of you with the glasses? you look just. like. bono.

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tyrven [21.10.05::08:31]
Well, I guess that was inevitable since Bono is my father.
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meowlet [21.10.05::07:07]
:D I like the one of me! Neat. The lighting is all soft and gradient-y.

I love the superimposed one, which looks like a magician's flyer, and the one of Reg - the lighting and the shadows are really cool.