Once we participated in photo-meeting, which was dedicated to hippies. For the venue was chosen lovely park “Alexandria” (it’s in Peterhof). We decided to take Mamiya 645 Super and Ektar 100 film with us, hoping that this will be enough (although in truth, neither the camera nor the film does not belong to the heyday of the hippie movement).
As you know, we’re not big fans of the studio shooting, at least – for now. Probably because this style of shooting, when you need to create suitable conditions yourself, is not very suitable for us: we do like to use, what we have. Sometimes, in order to fundamentally change the process of work in the photostudio it is enough to open the window and it is excellent when photostudio has one (and preferably several). Recently, by the way, photostudios with an opportunity to use daylight revived (reason for joy!).
We can not pass the beautiful tree, it is for us like a red rag to a bull. Before we had found an appropriate view (which you see now), we carefully examined it from different sides. But every now and then the view was deteriorated by houses, cars on the background.
This is idea from the category “thought up in advance” and “written down in a notebook”, but as it often happens – modernized during shooting process. Initially we wanted to use hands of the assistant, hidden somehow behind the back of model.
Often viewers, looking at the photo of landscape, say “I wish I could be there.” Meanwhile, it is very doubtful pleasure to find yourself in the same place at the same time. And it is true for this photo! First of all, it is difficult to wake up early in the morning before the dawn even with help of alarm clock.
The picture was taken from the bus on the way from Luxembourg to Paris.
This time we decided to implement our long-standing desire to play with long shutter speeds in portrait. In order to achieve a sufficiently long shutter speeds in not too dark lighting conditions, we used neutral density filter that reduces the light output 400 times. If someone does not know – ND filter is actually a dark glass, that reduces the amount of light falling on the lens, which allows to use longer shutter speed or to open aperture.