Street Hunt No8 – A Street Photography video Tutorial

Street Hunt No8 – A Street Photography video Tutorial

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Street Hunt 08 - Film Street Photography Video Tutorial

Introduction

During this Street Photography video Tutorial I have been shooting in the busy streets of Athens, the capital of Greece. I start from a part of Athens called Pagrati, walk to an important Athenian landmark, called Kalimarmaro and then up the Athens Gardens and all the way to Syntagma Square, the centre of the city. During my walk this time I use a film camera instead of my trusty Sony NEX-6. The concept behind this Street Hunt is to share with you each and every shot on that roll. A roll has 36 shots, I manage to get 35. Unfortunately I shot one while I wasn’t recording and wasted it. So, at the end of this video you will have seen 35 film shots. You will notice that the experience is different to that of my digital camera. The shutter sound of the film camera is very, very silent, but the lack of any stabilisation technology leads to some blurry shots unfortunately. Luckily only a few.

My Gear

In the video I use an old Yashica Electro 35 rangefinder camera, the CC model. The CC model is compact and well built. It offers a shutter speed up to 1/250th of a second and supports up to 500 ASA (ISO) film. It is equipped with a fixed 35mm manual focusing lens that is very sharp!  I manual focusing with hyperfocal distance. I have pre-focused using the settings I found on the www.dofmaster.com website, so everything from around 1,29m to infinity is always in focus at the f stop of 16 which I have set my camera too. I have added annotations in the video to make sure that I properly communicate to you what I am trying to convey through my descriptions and actions.

So, stick around, sit down, relax, grab a piece of pizza or whatever makes you feel comfortable and enjoy this month’s Street Hunt!

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

NOTE: If the video doesn’t work in the website directly, please visit the Street Hunters YouTube channel to watch.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Cool video. It is always nice to see someone play with film photography.

    I would have hated to not be able to take shots at the rally in the end.

  2. Nice to see how you can put yourself under pressure to fill a roll of film. The first photos reminded me of Andrew’s article on Lee Friedlander. Well done, thank you.

  3. Love the colours on the kodak and its always interesting to see others at work Spyros.

    I would say at 10:15 i was shouting… the wheelchair and lady with the trolly..quick, camera to the ground, point it up at them!!

    same place and we see different things (or maybe you decided against it)

    keep them coming. Hyperfocal for the win. I’m dreading winter and low light :/

    • Thanks for your awesome comment Stephen and thank you for watching! Don’t dread winter and low light, embrace it and embrace the “pushing” method when using film! I agree about the Kodak colours. They are great!
      Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

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