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.
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!
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