Cies Islands, part II: “Rain, Wind, Sun and Cold in one day”

Cies Islands, part II: “Rain, Wind, Sun and Cold in one day”


Hey, good morning everyone I don’t know if you’re gonna be able to hear me or see me that lens is completely… Anyway, it’s the next morning here in the Cies Islands I came here to this lighthouse trying to photograph it for sunrise As you can see, it’s raining quite a lot, I am completely soaked I’m using the waterproof case for my a6000 as I showed you yesterday in the previous video And it’s been great so far, but the video camera… I don’t have a waterproof case for it I’m just using a plastic bag Going to try to take a photo of it to show you I should be using the waterproof case with the a6500 After all, it is the more expensive camera but the Sigma 16mm, that is the lens I’m using to record the videos It doesn’t fit here in these cubes that this case has I’ve been using the Sigma 30mm lens here because it’s the only one that fits in here other than the zoom lens, the 16-70mm And it’s very hard to zoom in and out when you have these tubes on It’s a beautiful morning, the atmosphere is beautiful The rain doesn’t bother me as much, the problem is the wind, it’s very, very windy So I better forget about making any long exposures or anything like that today I’m just gonna stick around here for a little bit longer, I am somehow protected from the rain here under these trees I don’t know if I’ve shown it to you, but it’s a beautiful setting here Okay, I’ve decided to make a risky move here, that is to change the lens and use the 56mm. I really, really want to use that lens I remember that the 56mm should be weather sealed So it should be just fine in this rain The problem is not so much the lens itself, but the moment of changing them It’s not very easy with the case on There you go All right then, I’ll be right back It is time to regroup, I’m completely soaked, my cameras are soaked, my backpack is soaked So hopefully everything works, including me I’d be surprised if I don’t get sick after this weekend, but I hope it’s worth it I’m back at the tent It got very nasty out there I hope I was able communicate that with the photos and videos but sometimes it’s hard, it’s very… The rain is not the biggest problem for me, it’s the wind It’s very, very windy and it’s supposed to get even windier So not ideal conditions to shoot out there but I thought the atmosphere was kind of cool I don’t know what to expect about the images I made this morning Sometimes I couldn’t even see anything through the viewfinder The cameras seem to be fine and dry enough My biggest concern now is the condensation and myself, because my raincoat is not very waterproof My shirt is completely wet and soaked as are my pants, so I’m gonna change really quick I’m gonna go to the cafeteria and have a coffee and some breakfast It’s now a few hours later I have spent most of the day in the tent because it hasn’t stopped raining until now Hopefully it doesn’t rain again, or not as much because everything I have, everything that I’ve brought with me is completely wet, including my backpack My raincoat failed on me, it was supposed to be waterproof but it’s not The tent is soaked, even a little bit inside So I only have a few clothes left that are dry I have with me 2 of the jackets or sweaters that are dry My pants right now are completely wet So it feels a little bit cold, but I only have another pair that is dried that I want to save for later, just in case I get wet again So yeah, it’s been a complicated day here It was very windy too, so I had to take care of the tent so it didn’t fly away I wanted to make sure I had a place to sleep tonight but it looks like the weather has improved a little bit now and I’m going to have 3 and a half to 4 hours left of today that I can use for photography That’s what I’m going to do I’m going to keep exploring the same side of the island leaving for tomorrow if I don’t fall sick, the other side of the island as you can see, this place is beautiful This weather also helps with the crowds, there are a few people but not that many So yeah, hopefully I can make a few good images this evening So the weather has been very cruel with me This morning, it made me very wet but didn’t give me that fog, that atmosphere I was hoping for a little bit, but not as much as I would have loved to And when I left the tent, just a few minutes ago I got that fog: that Island was covered in fog, that lighthouse was hidden behind the fog It was beautiful but it cleared out within 5 minutes I didn’t have time to do much I took a few shots of that lighthouse and the island, but I don’t know if any are going to work It kind of sucks that I went through the pain of fighting the rain the whole day And it didn’t really pay off, or not as much as I would have loved to But I’ve learned a few lessons for the future because I protected my cameras pretty well this time they were pretty dry, for the most part But I was soaked So I have to focus a little bit more on myself for next time because I could have been out there making more images my cameras would’ve been fine, it was me who was completely wet because my raincoat was not adequate and, my pants were not the right ones either I really can’t believe that this is going to be a sunny evening Today is going to end where it all started this morning I am taking long exposures as you can see I don’t know if they’re going to work It’s going to be hard because it’s very windy but I’m using the wide-angle lens so if there is any camera shake, it’s going to be less apparent To me, this one right here is the shot, it’s the best image I’ve found so far on this island and I think that the best image I’ve made so far from this spot was the one from this morning I don’t know if this one’s going to top that one… All right, so this is going to do it for today I kind of like the shots, at least on the screen of the camera we will see if looking at them on the computer the flaws are not more apparent than here on the screen It’s been a very long day here in the Cies Islands I had a lot of rain this morning, then I had sunny weather now it’s super windy and freezing I still have a half an hour walk back to the campground, it’s going to get dark pretty soon I just can’t wait for dinner Tomorrow will be yet another day here I’m going to be exploring some other parts of these 2 islands that I haven’t been to just yet I’m leaving tomorrow, I’m taking the boat back to the mainland but that’s at 7pm, so I’ll have plenty of time here to photograph and to make more images I hope to see you there, for now Thank you so much for watching and see you in that one, the next one

INTREPID CAMERA 4X5 MK4 | UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSION

INTREPID CAMERA 4X5 MK4 | UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSION


Hi and welcome to a new episode of 2filmshooters Today we’re going to show you a new camera A Large Format Folding Camera 4×5 The main feature of this camera is that it closes on itself as you have already seen in the unboxing It weighs only 1.1kg because it’s made mainly of wood and aluminum This feature allows you to take the camera anywhere and put it on light tripods. It’s a very versatile camera Today we will try the camera for the first time we’ll do two portraits This is the intrepid camera 4×5 MK4 I’m doing the first portrait of Alessandro We loaded the chassis with fomapan 400 film The settings of the camera are f/5.6 and 1/125 I want to show you some new features of the intrepid camera MK4 such as the new film holder The MK1 was simply supported by elastic bands while in this new model we have a springs system that ensures a secure seal Another interesting feature of this camera is the rotating film holder to switch between portrait and landscape mode you just have to rotate the film holder and you’re done. Everything’s ready, let’s take a test shot. Are we ready? Now I’ll take a portrait to andrea It will be a bit particular because a large format camera allows you to get very close to the subject using the bellows that can be stretched a lot. Like this one This bellows is almost at its maximum extension I’ll do the portrait very closely and I’ll try to focus only on the lips. I want to see how close I can focus We’ve come to the conclusion This is definitely the best camera to enter in the world of large format We’re very impressed by this camera. both for the quality of construction and for the final yield We used the camera with a rodenstock lens 150mm f/5.6 which is equivalent to a normal lens in the full frame This camera costs almost 300 euros It’s really cheap I think it’s really hard to find a camera like that for less money. Yes, it’s really difficult to find a camera like this for less money and especially with the same features. I remind you, it weighs only 1.1kg. and it’s also a new camera and not a used one. Another point in favour of this camera is the focusing system: precise and fast Once you focus, the camera won’t move anymore. A large format camera consists of a few elements, so you can easily tell if it’s a good camera or not. The ground glass is good and you see very well through it. The lens is not included in the price because because it depends on which lens you want to choose but there are many used ones at reasonable prices. In conclusion we are really happy to have purchased this camera Follow us on instagram and on YouTube! See you at the next episode, bye!

The Camera That Went to the Moon

The Camera That Went to the Moon


This Technicality episode is brought to you
by CuriosityStream. Hey guys, I’m here, let’s get technical. Have you ever seen this photo before? How about this photo? Ok, you’ve definitely seen this one before;
it’s one of the 100 most influential images of all time according to, well, Time. Those photos and many more were taken on this
camera: the Hasselblad 500EL. This was the camera that accompanied Neil
Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the first spaceflight to put humans on
the moon. Well, not this exact camera; two Hasselblad
500ELs were brought on the Apollo Lunar Module — the part of the spacecraft that was actually
on the surface of the moon — and both of them were left there. Why? Well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Making a camera that works on the moon is
a mind-blowing feat of engineering and design. Today, let’s learn about how this incredible
piece of technology was made by answering three questions: One. Why was Hasselblad chosen to make this camera? Two. How did Hasselblad design a camera for use
on the moon? Three. Was it successful? Did it work? Lesago! Part the first: Why was Hasselblad chosen
to make this camera? To answer this, we first have to learn about
this guy: Victor Hasselblad. The year is 1940, the place is Gothenburg,
Sweden, and we’re one year into World War Two. In the words of the famous economist and political
theorist Bo Burnham, “War, huh, good God, y’all. What is it good for? Increasing domestic manufacturing.” And increase domestic manufacturing it did. Even though Sweden maintained a policy of
neutrality throughout the war, the country mobilized and aided both the Axis and Allied
Powers. The Swedish government was able to get their
hands on a Handkammer HK from a German plane that crashed on Swedish soil. The Handkammer HK was an aerial surveillance
camera, and, upon acquiring it, Sweden realized it’s probably a good idea to have some aerial
surveillance protecting their borders, considering a World War is going on and all that. They approached then-thirty-five-year-old
Victor Hasselblad to recreate the camera. Victor had an impressive resume at this point. When he was 18, his dad sent him away on a
gap year (er, gap two years) where he traveled the world and learned everything he could
about cameras, from the factories that manufacture them to the stores that sell them. He then decided to open his own camera store
in hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, and all of the information he learned combined with
his entrepreneurial spirit made the store massive success. So, when the government of Sweden needed to
recreate a camera, they knew the guy to call. Victor took one look Handkammer HK and said,
“No, I cannot make one like that, but I can make one better.” So, he made this camera: the HK-7. The Swedish government was so impressed by
his work, they hired him to make yet another camera, the SKa4, a year later. Additionally, knowing that the war wouldn’t
last forever (er, hoping that the war wouldn’t last forever), he began planning for when
the government would stop giving him money and designing a camera built for civilian
use. Indeed, many of the features incorporated
in the HK-7 and the SKa4 (like interchangeable film magazines and lenses) were built with
the average Joe in the back of Victor’s mind. Let’s fast forward to 1961. NASA is four years into Project Mercury, the
goals of which were three-fold. First, they wanted to put humans in orbit. Second, they wanted to see how being in space
affected humans. And third, they wanted to bring everyone back
safely. Photography on Project Mercury’s first crewed
flight in May 1961 was tricky, to say the least. While the spacecraft did have a camera mounted
on its exterior, the ship had no windows, so Alan Shepard (the one person aboard the
flight) couldn’t take any photos of Earth. What the ship did have, however, was a pretty
distorted periscope, and, even then, Alan Shepard said that the periscope was designed
so whenever he looked at it, the pressure gauge on his wrist would be forced to inadvertently
bump into a nearby lever which would have activated the Launch Escape System. What is a launch escape system you might ask? Well, you know ejection seats? Okay, what if, in the case of a catastrophic
launch failure, instead of ejecting the seat, we just ejected the entire the entire part
of the spaceship with the crew members? This is life-saving if something goes wrong
when the shuttle is launching because it allows people to get away from the rockets as quickly
as possible and parachute to safety, but it’s really not something you want to have happen
after you’ve taken off. Granted, if Alan Shepard did hit that lever,
it probably wouldn’t have done anything because the Launch Escape System is usually
disabled upon takeoff, but you can’t really blame him for being, like, a little bit nervous. Luckily, in the next flight, a window was
added and this was fixed, but NASA still didn’t allow cameras onboard until Mercury’s third
crewed flight. The one person aboard that flight, John Glenn,
worked hard to convince NASA that a camera was not an unnecessary distraction, but, instead,
a very valuable thing to have. NASA eventually caved, and, on February 20th,
1962, when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, his Minolta camera was
right alongside with him. Hasselblad came back into the picture on Mercury’s
fifth crewed flight. OOOH no I just realized that’s a pun. That line survived multiple iterations of
this script for me to just now, just now get that it’s a pun. We’re gonna have to change that; gimme a
second. All this time, you might be wondering what
Victor Hasselblad has been up to. Don’t worry; he’s been busy. He did indeed follow through on his goal to
create a superb consumer camera, and the Hasselblad name soon became synonymous with premium quality. Everyone from fashion photographer John French
to nature photographer Ansel Adams was raving about Hasselblads. Among the Hasselblad enthusiasts was NASA
astronaut Wally Schirra. Wally was chosen to be the crew member aboard
Mercury’s fifth crewed flight, which launched in October 1962, and the moment NASA saw some
of the photos he took with his Hasselblad 500C, they made sure every future spaceflight
was equipped with one of those cameras. So, why *did* NASA love Hasselblad so much? Well, on top of their phenomenal image quality
and on top of their ease of use in a bunky space suit, NASA loved Hasselblads because
they only needed little to no modification to function perfectly in the vacuum of space
and temperatures of space (which can range between -85°F (-65°C) and 250°F (120°C)). When it came time for the Apollo program,
NASA reached out to Hasselblad directly to develop a camera for use on the moon. They made this: the Hasselblad 500EL. But, what makes this camera different from
every other Hasselblad camera? Part the second: how did Hasselblad design
a camera for use on the moon? YO WHAT’S UP GUYS, welcome back to my channel,
and today, because you guys requested it so much, I wanted to do a what’s in my bag
video: Apollo 11 edition. Now, the bag I’m using to carry all my gear
is the Saturn V rocket. This is a really nice, top of the line item;
it’s got a lot of crazy specs like being the tallest and most powerful rocket that
has ever launched. The Saturn V rocket launched the Apollo spacecraft. Now, that spacecraft is divided up into 3
different compartments, but I personally like to keep all my gear in the command module
near the top of the whole operation. By the way, I’ll be sure to put a bunch
of Amazon affiliate links in the description in case you wanna buy your own Saturn V rocket. I got a pretty good deal on mine; it was around
$6.4 billion, which would be around $42 billion today, but I’m
pretty sure it comes with free 2-day shipping, so that’s nice. The first thing in my bag is my daily driver. Right now, that’s the Hasselblad 500EL. On the left hand side here, there are two
slots for batteries and on the right hand side, there’s a place where you can plug
in your Hasselblad. Also on the right side here is a mode selector
— my favourite modes are normal and automatic — and also down here is a switch — o for
normal operation, L to lock the camera and shut off all of the electronics, and t is
for timer. Oh, this bit isn’t funny anymore? Oh, it never was funny. Aight. Ultimately, eight cameras were taken onboard
Apollo 11. A colour television camera, a black and white
TV camera, two Maurer film cameras, a Kodak stereo close-up camera (used for soil documentation),
and three Hasselblad 500ELs. One 500EL would stay in orbit around the moon
in the command service module, one would go in the Lunar module but not actually go out
onto the moon’s surface, and one would be strapped to the chest of Neil Armstrong for
use on the Sea of Tranquility. That camera, the one that actually went on
the surface of the moon, was called the 500EL Data Camera, and it had some extra modifications
in comparison to the classic 500EL. Probably the biggest change was the addition
of a Réseau plate or a plate with tiny engraved plus signs on it. This was added so the folks back down on Earth
could easily calculate the distance and height of objects on the Moon. Unfortunately, the addition of the Réseau
plate led to another problem. See, when you wind film, it builds up static
electricity. On Earth, this electricity is no big deal;
it’s easily dispersed by the metal in the camera and the humidity in the air. However, with the addition of the engraved
Réseau plate and the removal of, well, air, electric charge could easily build up between
the film and the glass plate resulting in a spark, which isn’t really something you
want to have happening on a spaceflight. Hasselblad knew they could solve this if they
just directed the static electricity away from Réseau plate and towards the metal in
the camera, so they added a thin, transparent conductive layer to the inside of the camera
which led guided the charge towards the metal and prevented sparking. Other changes Hasselblad made to the Data
Camera include painting it silver, which helped keep the internal temperature of the camera
down, and working with Kodak so that the size of the film was 70mm (twice as big as the
usual 35). Wooh, okay, that’s a lot of 9000 iq design,
but did the Hasselblads stick the landing? Part the third: did they work? Yes, the Hasselblads were a resounding success. As Buzz Aldrin wrote in his autobiography
Magnificent Desolation, “…the photography on the moon was one of those things that we
had not laid out exactly prior to our launch. NASA’s Public Affairs people didn’t say,
‘Hey, you’ve got to take a lot of pictures of this or that.’ Everyone was interested in the science. So we did the science and the rest of it was
sort of gee-whiz…. But those pictures became the storyboard of
our adventure that the public got to see and are now in history books.” In total, there were just over 1400 photos
taken on Apollo 11. As we know, the most famous photo from the
trip was Buzz looking at his arm. Why? Well, both Neil and Buzz were equipped with
these cuff checklists reminding them of the stuff they had to do in their over two and
a half hours on the moon’s surface such as sampling solar wind (where they used this
aluminum panel and found that a lot of the charged particles reaching the moon from the
sun were ions of helium, neon, and argon), and the Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment (which
measured the exact distance between the Earth and the moon by bouncing a laser beam back
and forth). After they completed their experiments, it
was time to go. I told you at the beginning of this episode
that the two cameras brought in the Lunar module were left on the moon, and I wasn’t
kidding. Weight was of the essence and every ounce
on the journey back had to be justified. Once the film magazines were removed and securted,
the cameras themselves were deemed unnecessary, so they were left there. Today, 12 Hasselblads in total have been left
on the moon’s surface. The first Hasselblad to actually make it back
was on the Apollo 15 mission, and, back in 2014, it was sold for $910,000. It blows my mind how, in just 8 years, NASA
astronauts went from not even being able to take pictures from inside their spacecraft
because it didn’t have windows to taking a picture of their footsteps on the Moon. Maybe someday we’ll be able to get back
the cameras that were left up there. But, as it stands right now, somewhere out
there in the Sea of Tranquility lies the cameras that captured photos that changed the world. Michael Collins: Jesus Christ, look at that horizon! Neil Armstrong: Isn’t that something? Michael Collins: It’s unreal. Neil Armstrong: Get a picture of that. Michael Collins: Ooh, sure, I will. If you love space as much as I do and wanna
learn more about the Apollo program, I recommend checking out the documentary “The Apollo
Moon Landings” on CuriosityStream. CuriosityStream itself is an incredible documentary
subscription streaming service with thousands of titles for you to choose from. Plus, and this is pretty cool, recently
I made a subscription streaming service called Nebula with a ton of my fellow educational
YouTubers, such as CGP Grey, Wendover Productions, MinutePhysics, Lindsay Ellis, and many more. We wanted to create a platform that was by
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each of us make a video essay on the opening title sequence of a show we love. Lemme just say: I got one on BoJack Horseman
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for just under $20 a year. That’s amazing. Name a more iconic duo I’ll wait. But, in all seriousness, it was really cool to be able to build a streaming service with a bunch of people I looked up to as a child and continue to look to this day. I mean, I guess I’m still a child, but, you know… Go to CuriosityStream.com/Technicality to
help out the channel and take advantage of this offer today. Thanks! This episode was inspired by Deborah Ireland’s
phenomenal book Hasselblad & the Moon Landing. I’ll put a link to this book as well as
all the other sources in the description as always. This episode, I’d like to give an especially
big shoutout to my patrons over at patreon.com/technicality, especially these amazing people on screen right now. Thanks to your financial support, I can do
things like buy an actual Hasselblad 500 EL and use it in this video, something I definitely
wouldn’t be able to do without your support on Patreon. So, if you think that added to the video experience
and want to support me in my mission to create high-quality educational content, it would
mean a lot if you considered supporting me over at patreon.com/technicality for as little as just $1. Thank you! I’m still playing around with the Technicality upload schedule. Right now, it looks like 1 video every 6 weeks for the rest of 2019 will work well. Senior year is incredibly busy, and I’ve been going non-stop. I feel… I feel like Alexander Hamilton, ya know? *singing along to Hamilton* Man, the man was non-stop *vigorous laughing* Anyways, I’m super busy right now, but I think one video every 6 weeks will work. We’ll see. If it fails, that’s fine, we’ll learn. Uhh but yeah. I hope to see you on November 18th AND stay tuned for a special announcement
coming before then; hint hint, I wrote a book. Thanks for watching, DFTBA, and explore on.

There’s beauty everywhere

There’s beauty everywhere


This hometown of mine is not the prettiest place on earth the towns around here are pretty ugly the architecture is all over the place but the landscapes are very beautiful And this is what we are doing to them This fire happened only a few days ago You can still smell it, it smells like burnt Luckily, no one got hurt but everything around here is burnt everything but a few things as I said, this happened 10 to 15 days ago and you can already see new trash you know it’s new trash because it’s not burnt So yeah, it’s very sad to see these things happening I’ve been coming here for the last few days because I want to document this I want to create images here It’s almost like documenting the destruction of my hometown little by little Today, I’m back here because of the fog I think it creates an incredible atmosphere When I woke up this morning, it was so foggy I rushed out of the door, I went up to the castle that is pretty close to the apartment where we are hoping to photograph that fog and those old streets with the lights but they turn them off very early I might have made a couple images The problem was that my camera gear wasn’t ready this morning because I was photographing a storm last night that storm was what created this atmosphere this morning I tried to capture some lightning but I wasn’t that successful what I’m gonna be doing now and while this fog lasts is to photograph this burnt forest, not always an easy task in black and white but hopefully, I’ll be able to make a few good images this morning So yeah, let’s do it The Sun is rising and the fog is clearing up I really can’t see many more images around here As I said at the beginning, this is a hard place because everything is dark and you need that contrast for black and white that’s why I wanted to come here this morning because of the fog and the contrast between that white atmosphere and the black landscape Otherwise I had to look for trees that were partially burnt not completely burnt, or had some mushrooms or some brighter stuff attached to them Other things I found around here creating that contrast were spider webs and snail corpses This is like a snail graveyard, there are hundreds of them around here and the shell when it burns it becomes white So it creates that contrast with the dark soil They don’t make for great images but it’s just an example of that contrast I was looking for Now, I’m going to walk to a nearby town, pretty close to here It got a little bit affected by the fire, nothing bad happened, as I said but there are some dead trees around there next to the buildings So I’m hoping to find some cool scenes, who knows? Okay, so this is going to do it for today The one last thing I wanted to mention is that to make most of my images here I was using rather long lenses, either the 30mm Sigma or the 56mm also Sigma I’ve been finding myself using prime lenses more and more often lately My zoom lens stays in the bag This is a trend that started in Chicago and Washington DC I kept using them in New York and Amsterdam, and it looks like here as well I’m going to head back down now, I’m going to head back home because I wasn’t expecting to be out this morning making any images and I wasn’t ready, as you can see. I didn’t have any breakfast It’s already 11am, I’m a little bit hungry I hope for this video to be a little reminder that we can find beauty everywhere, even in destruction and we can always, always, make an image no matter what I hope you enjoyed it Thank you so much for watching and see you in the next one

Film Photography at Night

Film Photography at Night


So welcome guys. This is my friend Mei. She is a model, you might want to check her
out on Instagram later. But anyways, So today were going to shoot
with this film camera. It’s the Pentax K1000 and the lens is a Zoom
Master 35-70. The whole thing costs less than 100 bucks. We’re gonna shoot tonight and we’re gonna
be shooting film so I hope you guys like it. Peace. Alright so let’s talk a little bit about the
gear, because people are always asking me about the gear first. This is the K1000 – very old, it’s a film
camera and since we are shooting with film. We’re going to need a tripod so I have a tripod
with me now I’m gonna get a flood a questions about this but no I don’t always use a tripod
at night. I only use a tripod if I am doing landscapes
or if I am using film. Because it is a much slower shutter speed. Anyways, we’re using Cinestill 800 film. 800 is for the film speed. Because you need higher film speed when you
are shooting at night. I got it online from Hong Kong but if you
are in the states you can get it from the States easily. It’s just cheaper to get it from Hong Kong
for me. So I am going to put it in here. Then we are going to go shoot. So… open it… here… Now.. 1.. 2… 3…And we are set. Alright so one thing I didn’t go over, since
we are using film, we’re going to be using really low shutter speeds. That means if you are trying to take candid
pictures of people, they are going to come out kind of blurry. So we have a model today, that is why I asked
her to help me. So she can stand still while I use the film
camera. On a tripod. Also, since we are shooting film. And we are not so sure about the light settings,
the settings I am going to use on the camera. I want to suggest this App that I use, it
is called Lux. This one is for the iPhone but basically I
just put in my aperture and the ISO or in this case the film speed and it gives me like
the correct exposure for the shutter speed. those are two things I wanted to get out of
the way and right now let’s get to shooting. Can you do the hand thing again? Yeah, it’s just for focusing reasons. It is kind of difficult to focus in the dark. Okay so we were trying to get our model there
in the middle walking by herself but so many people and cars are just coming, like they
just keep coming I don’t know why. So we are going to change direction, we are
going to try and get a picture of a bunch of people walking towards the sign. And it should look good anyways. Okay so let me tell you guys a little about
what I am doing, since it is film. Obviously focusing is kind of tricky so I
am taking two or three shots at each location and I am also making sure to use the app to
make sure my lighting is on point. So…we won’t know until we develop the pictures,
how they come out. But right now it’s going pretty well. So let’s get to it. Ready? 3, 2, 1… Alright so I hope you guys enjoyed this video
as much as we liked shooting. Remember please follow Mei I’ll put the instagram
link down below. And yeah we had a good time, if this is your
first time on the channel please be sure to subscribe and remember stop asking me what
camera I use or lens…Right? Anyways, that’s a joke…I’ll see you around. Bye

Never Give Up (back in Spain)

Never Give Up (back in Spain)


Hello everyone, hello from Spain, we got here yesterday from the Netherlands but there´s no time to rest There´s a full moon today, and the weather is going to get worse It´s going to be cloudy for the next few days So tonight or tomorrow in the morning are going to be my only chances to photograph to try to do something with tha full moon that´s what I´m going to try today, to find an interesting subject If you are watching this video that means that I was successful to some degree or maybe that I just chose to show you my failure I´m going out now, I´m going to go scouting for interesting locations that I can use My idea is to go to an area that burnt not too long ago I think it was just a week ago, there was a wildfire there There are a bunch of burnt, dark, dead trees My goal for this evening is to find one at the right location so I can capture the moonset just behind that dead tree I think it´d be a very cool contrast I have no idea if I´m going to find that one tree If I don´t, I might still go for other subjects for this image But yeah, let´s try it The trees here are very intact, in that they are burnt, they are dark but they still have all the leaves, so if I were to take a long exposure here at night They´d look just like normal trees, because you wouldn´t be able to tell even less in black and white, that they are dead so this is not what I´m looking for, but I´m not giving up yet It´s very nice to be back to using good ol´Garoo Yesterday we got reunited with someone else too, that you haven´t seen in a while but you will be seeing very often from now on I also need to find a tree that is facing west, that´s where the moon is going to set And to know the exact location of the moon, when it´s going to set tomorrow in the morning I use an app that I´ve talked about many times before, there are plenty of apps that do the same, I use this one it´s called Sun Surveyor, it does the same for the sun, you can check the stars, the milky way, and whatnot but I use it mostly just for the moon That’s a cool tree This one right here is more what I’m looking for This one has a little bit of background noise there, with all those other smaller trees so it might not be perfect, I’m going to check the location really quick, where the moon is going to set So I have an idea too I’ve been walking around here for a while and I haven’t found anything better than this I have to go now because I have to meet some family that I haven’t seen for 6 months for dinner I think I’m going to go with this one, with this tree and with this location Now it’s all up to the weather, there are some clouds in every direction but I’m still hopeful that I’m going to get a mostly clear day and if I don’t, I’m still going to come here and capture that scene I think it’s pretty cool Even with some clouds, the whole scene is going to be moonlit a little bit and might create that dramatic effect that I’m looking for I don’t know but I feel like I need to try it, so see you tomorrow in the morning Oh my god this is so frustrating, that was my shot I was supposed to be finishing my shot by now and I just got here, I don’t know why the alarm didn’t go off or I didn’t notice it I had 3 set to 5am, 5:15am and 5:30am and I didn’t wake up It’s very weird because the anticipation for the shot usually makes it easier for me to get up, and actually I woke up during the night a couple times, but I don’t know why Maybe the alarmt didn’t work or something Anyway, I was still trying to get a couple shots here because the moon was beautiful up there I might still get a beautiful morning around here It’s a little bit foggy, the sun should be rising in just half an hour I’m just going to wait around here and see if I can make something this morning Anyway, in all my rush to get here, I forgot to bring the Bronica, I forgot to bring the other tripod I forgot everything What makes it very frustrating to me is that it wasn’t cloudy, it was a bit foggy but that made the atmosphere even more incredible, the conditions were perfect They were all I was looking for and the place… I mean, it’s not the perfect place but I think it looks pretty cool So I had done all the work and I failed at the easiest part that is just to get up and come here, oh man So I’ve found this structure here I have no idea what this is for, but I love the contrast between the dark, burnt soil and the white structure, so I’m going to try to make an image around here Hopefully I can find one By the way, another thing I forgot, it might not look like it but it’s kind of cold and I forgot a jacket… yeah I really like that bag, the big one, so much space for all my things Anyway, I think I gave it my best this morning as my pants and shoes will prove Yeah… but I don’t think there’s anything else I can do here right now It’s been a frustrating morning because I had all the conditions I was hoping for and I still failed, it was totally my fault not being able to get up in time and that really stings because that’s the only thing that is under my control everything else, the weather, the moon, even the landscape, is not under my control but getting up in time, and getting here, that was the one thing that was under my control I still enjoyed my morning here, I think that the sunrise was nice with all those patches of fog and the landscape is beautiful in its own way I just hope I have another chance to capture it the way I wanted to Hey, good morning from the same location I was yesterday at last night didn’t really work, it was very cloudy there was no moon out Today we have a completely clear sky so it’d have been perfect for the long exposure I wanted but as I said yesterday, I think I said this, the moonset is happening too late in the day it’s happening in like an hour and a half, and it’s going to be completely daylight so the long exposure wouldn’t work the way I wanted it to So I’m just focusing on regular shots now, because I still think that this composition has some potential This path leading to the full moon, with some burnt stuff there in the background I think it looks pretty cool This time I brought the Bronica, I didn’t forget I’m going to be shooting HP5 ISO 800, I always do the same stuff I used my digital camera as the light meter, I’m going to take a couple shots here and then move around and see if I can find something else Alright so that was fast The moon was moving really fast, I had to leave the Bronica in the middle of a field I was taking a few photos with my digital camera The sun is rising behind there, it’s beautiful Going to… get my Bronica back Ugh, this setup right here… I hadn’t used it in a while, this is a very nice tripod a very nice camera, but oh my god are they heavy They were not the right tool for this occasion because the light kept changing the moon was really fast, and to move through that field full of burnt bushes this is not the best thing Handholding my digital camera was much easier, and that’s how I was able to capture, with my telephoto lens an image that I’m very happy with, it’s a very big full moon just behind that cool, burnt, dead tree and that was pretty much the idea that I originally had when I started thinking about what to do with the full moon a couple of days ago I saw a shot in a burnt area like this one, using the full moon to add even more drama to the scene It wasn’t a long exposure as I wanted it to be, but I think this image will convey a very similar message in a very similar way Talking about conveying a message, I guess the message for this video is to never give up It took me almost 3 days to get a shot here but I think I finally got something, I hope the images from the Bronica are good as well So yeah, just keep trying, keep trying, because in the end it will be worth it and the effort will pay off

Badlands National Park, Day 3 | Analog and Digital Landscape Photography

Badlands National Park, Day 3 | Analog and Digital Landscape Photography


Good morning, guys That was a cold night, but I mean it’s fine and there are all the blankets but the parts of your body that are not under a blanket like your nose or sometimes like part of my back or something because I moved you know during the night they were freezing anyway, look, there is no storm this place looks beautiful There is no one here It looks like it’s gonna be cloudy for the next two or three hours, I mean partly cloudy because you can see the sun there But then the rest of the day is supposed to be partly cloudy / clear so hopefully it will warm up a little bit right now is 7:20 a.m. It’s 15 degrees fahrenheit i just made a coffee it’s very nice to have a warm coffee now But it took me a long time to make it outside It was so cold that I was pouring the water in the pot and it was getting frozen in the pot As I was pouring, so yeah, it’s cold Day three was a very hard day. The road didn’t open for hours so i decided to go to the badlands by foot it was very very cold and that walk helped to warm me up a little bit the clouds disappeared from the sky much faster than i thought they would and i had a sunny bright day with a terrible light for photography it was at this time when i realized that photographing the badlands was going to be a much bigger challenge than i anticipated The weather had given me a white layer that I welcomed at first but that ended up being my worst nightmare in the days to come I was very glad and relieved to see the road opening just in time for sunset But, with all that snow and ice on the ground, I was limited to roadside photography. All in all though, still a great day in a beautiful place

Of Windmills and Bathrooms in the Netherlands

Of Windmills and Bathrooms in the Netherlands


Hello everyone from, I think you can guess it, the Netherlands I’ve been trying to find a toilet since I left Amsterdam, it’s impossible They are, all of them, paid, and I have no cash or they are closed like this one Anyway, I will have to hold it a little bit longer because this place is beautiful I don’t want to destroy the name, but this is Zaanse Schans or something like that It is the first place that came out when I looked for windmills to photograph in the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam, that’s where we are staying We are in the Netherlands, we are in Amsterdam, because Rachel is going to a conference for work I just tagged along We’re going to be here for 2 more days Today I was not even counting on going out because we just got here yesterday from New York I thought that the jet lag would make me really exhausted today, but I was feeling good I actually went for a run this morning in Amsterdam And decided to come here, even though it’s a little bit late It turned out to be the perfect time to be here There is no one, it looks like everything is closed here, all the little stores and shops The toilets, too, of course So I’m just gonna wait a little bit longer until sunset, until they turn on the lights because I think that might change the place a little bit more it might look even more beautiful than now I don’t know, but since I’m here I just hope I don’t pee myself All right, haven’t found a toilet I can use yet, but I found a composition I love a lot And is this one here, because I’m able to get the windmills That one, the second one from here I took a photo of that one earlier, but it has all the construction things on it It doesn’t look that pretty, but this one is pretty cool because it’s different from the other ones and it kind of covers that construction on the second and you can still get a couple more there in the background and What gives this photo depth is the light here I really like this composition I’m just going to wait a little bit longer to see if they turn it on because that would be almost perfect And after that probably just leave and try to find a bathroom somewhere I’m sorry I’m talking so much about that here but this is one of the problems about shooting in a city one, of the things that I dislike the most Going to the bathroom is not easy That’s never a problem when I hike One thing I can’t show you about this place that I love is There is a factory there, I don’t know if you can see it But that’s a chocolate factory and the whole place smells like chocolate It’s amazing. It reminds me of when I used to live in Portland We lived very close to a bread factory and the whole neighborhood smelled like bread It’s pretty awesome Turn on, come on. Come on, turn on. Come on, come on, turn on. It is 8:14pm Sunset happened 4 minutes ago and they still haven’t done it, I don’t know if they will There is a pretty cool moon tonight, almost full moon I will have to think about possible shots using the moon Yes, they did turn it on I hope I get it right at first time so I can leave as soon as possible I reall,y really think that this shot could be very, very good So that’s why I am doing this I don’t know what that is about but I’m afraid they ruined my shot Don’t tell me I have to repeat it Okay, heading back to the train station, everything seems to be closed around here So my hopes to find a bathroom are pretty much none I’m hoping I can get into the paid bathroom at the station somehow If I can’t, it’s going to be the worst 20 minute train ride of my life I can’t believe this, seriously, I just can’t First of all, I don’t have 50 cents And if I did, I couldn’t even pay because there is no one there Anyway, I’m here at the train station waiting for my train I don’t even know what train because there are no screens with information either I don’t even have data on my phone right now Yeah, I have no idea when I’m gonna make it to, not to Amsterdam, to a bathroom that I can use I could do it just here and pay whatever the fine is, I guess 70 cents to use a bathroom Those were the 70 cents best spent today, oh my god Good thing I could use my card

MEDIUM FORMAT FILM VS DIGITAL (subtitles)

MEDIUM FORMAT FILM VS DIGITAL (subtitles)


I’m gonna shot with this today.. Welcome to Noisefilm! Digital..? Yup! I think.. ..it’s about time we got it back.. ..or – brought it forward.. ..let’s go back to digital.. ..yeah let’s go back, we’ve been moving forward with film.. You’ve brought another camera.. I have! ..should I show it to them? It’s been a while since we last featured this.. Mamiya RZ67.. The forceful, big, gorgeous.. Tanks, as I called it once.. Plural.. So, the plan is to let this.. ..fullframe camera go head to head.. ..with a medium format camera of this caliber.. Uhm.. It’s an idea that I got, because I looked at Jonas Rask’ Instagram.. You just took credit..! ..for the entire episode.. Yeah.. I just did – although it may come from Jonas Rask.. ..In his Story he did a.. ..he posted five photos.. ..and asked if people could tell.. ..whether it was shot with film or digital.. ..I was fooled with serveral photos.. ..that he had shot with his Pentax 6×7.. ..he had shot a product pic.. ..from a store.. ..and it just looked like an insane digital shot.. ..the resolution was so great that it took me by surprise.. ..but that’s what they can do.. ..you often get surprised.. ..I do, when I’m scanning my film.. ..that’s what we’ll test today.. I’m thinking we’ll do it like this.. ..we’ll take the exact same shot with this as with this.. ..and then we’ll look at the shots when we return home.. ..and we’ll put them next to each other.. ..zoom in.. ..and then we’ll be pixelpeeping to get an idea.. ..which photo.. ..that we shot.. ..is the best. Looking at pixels and so on.. Because when you scan a film.. ..it will become pixels.. ..when you put it in your computer.. Uhm.. So, that’s what we’ll do.. ..and we’ll be shoting RAW.. ..RAW with the digital.. ..and keep it completely unedited.. ..only the raw file.. ..and we’ll set the whitebalance to Auto.. ..to make sure that the camera.. ..makes the decisions.. ..and we don’t influence the color temperature.. Let’s get started! After our beer! Where are we? Kolding.. Right! We’re in Kolding. Isn’t this pretty cool? I think it is.. I think this will be the first shot of the day.. ..and because I want.. ..the dark, the light, and the dark again in these tunnels.. ..I used the light meter in the camera.. ..the digital.. ..so I don’t have to walk back and forth with the light meter.. ..First a shot with digital and then one with film afterwards.. Let’s go! What was your settings? 1/125s.. ..f:8 and.. ..ISO 160.. ..because I’ve put a Portra 160 in my Mamiya.. ..so the ISO is fixed.. ..it will be the same setting when I shot my film.. Yes! Shot number two.. ..was this building – I think it’s a university.. The settings for this shot.. ..it’s a bit cloudy but I could get a shutterspeed of.. 1/200s.. ..and still f:8.. ..and still ISO 160.. ..of course it’s different whether you shot.. ..with a fullframe or a medium format lens.. ..here I’ve got a 90mm.. ..and I think that’s about the same.. ..as 55mm on this one.. ..probably.. ..maybe.. I found.. ..another motif.. ..so let’s.. ..shot two more.. ..one with digital and one with film.. For these shots I set it to.. ..and I think it’s because it’s a bit cloudy here in Kolding.. ..so our settings is pretty much the same all the time.. We did a 1/125s.. ..f:8.. ..and ISO 160.. ..so it’s the same all day.. ..that’s the way it is when it’s cloudy.. Let’s go back to the studio.. ..have a look at the photos.. ..zoom in, zoom out and back in.. ..and find out which one is the best one.. Come on in! ..my new crib.. ..I’ve got two room to play with.. ..I’ve just bought some new stuff for this place.. ..a nice, awesome machine! ..but let’s talk about that another day.. ..let’s go have look at those photos.. I’ve got photos! From film and from digital.. ..I havn’t touched them.. ..so let’s have a look on the computer! The first shot.. ..I did three tests.. ..the first one is of this building.. I’ll leave them for a bit.. ..so you can get a chance to look.. ..and guess which one is digital and which one is film.. Meanwhile I’ll have a drink and if you know anything about.. 6×7 format and digital formats you have probably already guessed that this one is is the digital photo… but I am a bit.. surprised, this is a Canon 5D mark II by the way, that… on this test and in this photo.. the winner is the digital photo, when it comes to sharpness. maybe I didn’t nail the focus with the Mamiya actually, I am pretty sure I didn’t focus perfectly that was the first photo. second shot… again, a digital photo and a film photo. and again I am leaning towards… stupid test here Nick yes… it is i am leaning a bit towards… the digital, and we shot everything on auto. it captures the colors very well especially the reds here.. the red color is really great in the digital photo. in the portra it is turning a bit… purple ish, yeah just a bit magenta, a bit more eeehm… I think somehow it “pops” more true, it has more “life” no doubt about that, but the eeeeeeeh eeeeh… the colors we saw out there.
– Exactly! but let’s try to zoom in a bit let’s zoom in on this guy here at 100% aaand, this one at 100% and again.. i will always prefer film and analog but again I think… the digital photo captures the whites great this is shit! but… this was not where the test was supposed to go… maybe that’s is just how it is with these kinda tests. but it really depends on the film you shoot exactly, we shot a portra so of course… the whites turn out a bit more yellow especially side by side with the digital photo. so, and again I think both photos are amazing. great colors. if I were to choose between these to photos from the first impression only. I would probably choose the analog one after all it is way more contrasty, blacks are black, and over here it is a bit too faded for my taste that’s mood which one do you prefer? you are still a bit in the digital world, well I am too but.. yeah primarily because I do videos and the alternative to digital videos is 8mm film which would be a hell then there would only be one noisefilm episode a year. eeeeehm… if I were to hang one of these up on my wall at home I would… prefer the analog photo, mostly because of the story behind shooting film in 2018 let’s have a look on our last comparison photos maybe we should say we are out here testing and researching like many others who are fairly new to film and analog like we have said before, we don’t always have the answers to everything about film and film cameras which makes these kinda tests even better to do of course we hoped that medium format film would be sharper and better but… but digital wins this test, we are gonna do more tests soon with some other cameras and film.. In this photo however I think the analog photo wins by far especially if you cannot post process any of them I think the digital one over here… is too boring the shadows the colors, everything… and let’s just point out again that all the photos were shot with the exact same settings everything was set the same, here I think… that eeeh, that the analog here wins it wins on its looks the highlights are lighter the shadows are well exposed. analog wins this photo but that I still only 1 out of 3 but again that is how it is with these kinda tests hope this was useful in some way I wan’t to say that we don’t always know the answers it is up to you what you want to shoot we will still be shooting film here at noisefilm even though the digital won a bit in this home scan test remember to like and subscribe if you are new here 🙂 enjoy the summer shoot analog not digital see you, Noisefilm outta here .. hope you have learned something Nick wan’t to join, and let’s say noisefilm we are… really tired of you saying youtube films instead of videos… ….. alright I have a problem with film and videos…

Taking the shot is the least important part of photography

Taking the shot is the least important part of photography


I’ve spent the last hour and a half in the subway and buses to get here, to New Jersey But I think it was worth it just for this view I wanted to be here earlier, but it is what it is I’m still grateful to be here, it’s beautiful The weather is not exactly what I was hoping for I was hoping for more clouds, it’s supposed to be an overcast day That would help me simplifying the background But of course I’m taking long exposures to do that I’m starting with 2 minutes and see how that goes I might have to combine a few of those 2-minute-long exposures into 1 Because my idea is to create an image of the skyline showing just the silhouette of the buildings Black or very dark buildings against a brighter background. That’s my idea. And that’s why I came here for sunrise I’m going to keep working on this image, going to be recording some videos I just came to New Jersey only for this image, so I hope it works out As I said, I would’ve preferred to have had an overcast day, or no clouds at all but it’s partly cloudy, I don’t think you can see it now Even though I’m going as long as 4 minutes now, the clouds are still there visible Of course blurry, with movement It’s kind of cool, not exactly what I wanted, what I had in mind for here Now, I’m trying an 8-minute-long exposure so that should help a little bit more I’m liking the results, it’s just not exactly what I wanted But my weather app says that is going to get cloudier, that is gonna be overcast in a couple hours So I’m gonna stick around here, I’ve already made the trip here to New Jersey anyway I’m just going to walk around this boardwalk, probably stop for a coffee and look for other spots around here. Not of this view necessarily because I don’t think it really matters I wanted to capture an unobstructed view of the skyline so it doesn’t really matter where I position myself I’m going to get more or less the same I’m going to use this trip and this image that I’m making today to illustrate a point that I wanted to share with you today And it’s that this that I’m doing right now, taking the shot, is in my opinion I believe the easiest step in the process, it’s the easiest part of photography and I want to argue that also the least important part of photography I’ve been here for almost 5 hours now The conditions keep changing and even though it’s very sunny now again, It was much cloudier just a few minutes ago and I actually think I got a few shots that are very close to what I wanted to what I was expecting when I came here I’m happy with the results I’ve got, I still have to look at them on the computer, of course I hope they work out, but I think all the effort, time and money invested to come here was worth it These images were not made here, right now, though These images are the result of a long process Yeah, there are some big waves now I got very wet earlier, and the camera got wet too These images are the result of a long process that started yesterday when I was in Brooklyn and I was making the images of the skyline, or try to I didn’t love those images because the buildings were being lit up by the Sun Brooklyn, that part of the skyline, is facing east Also, I didn’t like that much that part of the skyline, it didn’t feel like New York to me So I knew I had to find another spot and different conditions to make that image happen I did a little bit of research but most websites recommend the east side for skyline views, like the Roosevelt Island, Queens or Brooklyn but the other day when we were driving to New York I got a glimpse of the skyline from this side, from the other side of the Hudson River and I thought that it would be a much better spot for me, for the image that I wanted to make I looked for good locations on this side of the river on Google Maps I found this boardwalk that looked pretty nice, I used Street View, too So I knew what to expect, and I knew that I’d find a spot to make images from here Then, I had to figure out which subway to take, and which bus to take All of that means that I was able to be here at the right place, at the right moment The conditions were not ideal, but I have a very limited time in the city I don’t have an option, I just had to come here The settings I’m using, the camera gear I’m using, are completely secondary And they don’t matter that much I’m using a 5-6 year old APS-C camera with a very cheap lens This whole package right here is $500 I’m stepping the lens down all the way to f/22 and that is a big no-no in landscape photography because, you know, you lose detail and you… you can’t do that I believe that if you are at the right time, at the right place you can use whatever camera you got on you, and you’re going to make a great, fantastic image Having a full-frame, medium format camera here, with a much better lens and using the right aperture or whatever wouldn’t have made this image that much better I believe that the idea and the effort and the time that you spend to make that idea happen are way more important than the settings or the camera All right, so it’s the next day, we are in Brooklyn We came to the Brooklyn Bridge for sunrise, not because the images would be any better I think they were, but also because there were fewer people So I was at the Brooklyn Bridge a couple days ago, but it was during the day and this is just another example of how it doesn’t matter if on that day I had the best camera in the world, with the best lens, or the best settings or whatever It wouldn’t have mattered, because it was full of people, the weather was less than ideal And today, this morning, where there were just a few people running, a few people taking pictures Even if I only had my phone the pictures would have been much better Ok, it’s too loud here For me, photography is a process that consists of 4 basic steps Planning the shot, taking the shot, editing or post-processing the shot and the fourth step is delivering the shot, that could be a print, digital file or whatever Now, every photographer is different, some photographers enjoy more some steps of the process and some photographers enjoy more other steps of the process and that is completely normal Some people really like to plan their trips, their shots, to the T and they follow a very strict plan, they follow a schedule, they need to know what they are doing Some people really enjoy the taking the shot part of it: setting up the camera, adjusting the settings, metering the scene Some people enjoy editing in the darkroom or on the computer and making that image a reality And of course the final process that is making a print, or even a digital file, whatever It is enjoyed by other people as well The point that I want to make here is that somehow, there’s this idea that the most important step of the 4 is taking the shot I want to argue that taking the shot is actually the least important step of the process This is my opinion, of course, everything that I say in this channel is just my opinion, it’s just my truth I don’t want to impose or make this sound like it’s preachy or anything like that But I think that most people focus on that step that is taking the shot because it’s the easiest one Planning a shot, having the idea about what we want to do Why we want to do it, that is hard Working on the negative or the digital file and creating that image that we had in mind when we started planning That is not easy either Once you are at the right place at the right moment because you had planned all of that because you had that idea, because you have the image in mind, what’s left to do? It’s just to place the camera and press the button And I agree, that’s very enjoyable and sometimes using certain cameras is very enjoyable as well But we need to be aware that that is the easy part of photography and maybe we should invest more time and money on the other 3 steps I wanted to talk about this now because I’ve been working on those images and I’m putting a lot of time on editing those images and I know that some people out there don’t like that because they think that whatever comes straight out of camera should be the final image and I completely disagree with that, I respect that opinion, I disagree I think that editing is just one more step of the process combined with the planning, and taking the shot, of course the shot that you need to create the image afterwards Everything is a whole process that is called photography