Oxford: Lunch hour session

Written by Nasir Hamid on February 28th, 2013

One of my favourite cameras is my Graflex Super D which is a large format (5×4) SLR. The problem is I haven’t been able to use it very much this winter because the viewing screen inside it is quite dark so I need bright conditions to help me with focussing. The weather this winter has been overcast and cloudy most of the time which has been frustrating for me. This set of portraits were made on a rare sunny day last week during my lunch hour. There always seems to be more people around when the sun comes out.

[Tech info:] Graflex Super D, Carl Zeiss 18cm/f4.5 lens, Ilford HP5 film processed in Kodak HC110 for 5mins at 20C.

Christy & Helen, slightly out of focus. It's very difficult to focus when your subjects are backlit by the sun. I must remember not to do this.



4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sergey says:

    Nice work Nasir. I’ve been enjoying your lunch breaks here across the pond.

    Cheers, Sergey

  2. Gerard says:

    But backlight looks so good!

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      I agree but there should be some sort of fill from the front to make it work. A favourite of mine is to use the reflection of the sun in a window as the front light.

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