Oxford: Skatepark portraits

Written by Nasir Hamid on June 23rd, 2013

These two portraits were made at my local skatepark today. It was a really fun session and my portrait volunteers did really well to stay still whilst being heckled from their friends. I wanted to test out my Super D camera after I had some focus issues the last time I used it and the good news is I’ve managed to achieve critical focus again with my workaround but the bad news is that I need to use the camera on a tripod to do it. When you’re working with really shallow depth of field it’s always a good idea to mount your camera on a tripod so it’s not the end of the world. I only had two sheets of film with me and these last two shots of Fuji instant pack film. The film shots will follow (I left them drying in the darkroom overnight).

[Tech info:] Graflex Super D with Pentac f2.9 lens @ f4. Fuji FP-100C instant pack film.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Gerard says:

    I wonder if the heckling helped with the subject’s expressions, even if it made it harder for the subject to stay still for critical focus! I bet your subjects don’t have any other photos of themselves that look like these 🙂 Nice work!

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Haha, I’m not so sure about the heckling helping. I thought it was a bit touch and go as to whether I’d get a chance to make the pictures. The sun constantly going in and out didn’t help either.

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