Mapledurham at War 2018 – part 2

Written by Nasir Hamid on December 2nd, 2018

Here are some portraits I made at a WWII re-enactment event in Mapledurham back in the summer. The weather was overcast which was perfect for the colour palette and colour negative film I was using. These shots are all from the same roll of film through my Rolleiflex 2.8F. Part 1 of my portraits can be found here, made with the same camera but different film. More to come.

[Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8F, Portra 160VC film (expired).


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Adrian says:

    I like these a lot – the palette with the nright reds could nearly be period Kodachrome. I do notice a few people who’ve obviously been supplementing their ration on the black market, mind!

  2. Greg K says:

    Hi Nasir, do you mind advising how do you typically measure your exposure? Do you use the zone system? Expose for highlights, shadows? Metering and so on. You shots are always spot on when it comes to exposure… While it’s easy to do this with histograms on digital camera I noticed my exposures are all over the place with film. I don’t carry a meter so try to utilize the old sunny 16 method. What’s your advise on improving nailing exposure?

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Hey Greg, depending on the situation and how I feel on the day I use either incident readings or spot readings averaged out between highlights, midtowns and shadows. If a camera has a built in light meter I will often use that.

  3. Greg K says:

    Thank you Nasir!

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