As some of you may know, I have a thing for unique cameras. About a year ago, I wrote a blog post on the Epson R-D1, the worlds first digital rangefinder camera released in 2004. I don't get the chance to use it as often as I'd like, but when a friend of mine asked me to do some street photography in Dallas, I knew which camera I was taking.
For those of you who don't remember, this camera is pretty ridiculous. 6 megapixels, limited ISO range, terrible dynamic range, 2 frame buffer, manual focus, manual shutter advance, etc... It seems like a pretty terrible camera. However, the experience of shooting one of these cameras is quite unique, as it feels and handles like a film camera. Even with all the "limitations", this camera still produces wonderful photos. Here are some of my favorites, all taken with the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical on the Epson R-D1s. (One of these days, I'll write a full review on this amazing lens)
I had a blast in Sterling, VA last month shooting Claire and Jon's wedding. The ceremony was at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, and the reception at the beautiful Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, VA. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.
Had the pleasure of taking some photos for my old friend and colleague, Katie, in the beautiful sanctuary at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Here are some of my favorite photos from the session!
The Perkins School of Theology intramural soccer team had a game last night. Went out to support my friends and took some photos while I was there. Here are some of my favorite shots from the match. It definitely got a bit heated at times.
In regards to equipment used, all of the game photos are taken with the 5D Mark III and the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS at ISO 12800 and 25600. The Sigma is a total beast of a lens, but perfect for this kind of shooting.
Post game photos taken with the 1DS Mark II with the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and the 35mm f/1.4L USM. I still prefer the focusing system on the 1D bodies, but the ISO range and performance of the 5D is significantly better than the old 1DSII.
I had some time to shoot film this summer on my Hasselblad and Mamiya, which is always lots of fun. Here are some of my favorites from a couple of rolls.
Tried a new film stock. Fuji Pro 400H. It is a little lower contrast and cooler than I Kodak Portra 400, which is my normal color negative film. I like the Fuji stock, but I feel like it only works in certain situations.
Of course it wouldn't be summer without a trip to the pool. Shot some black and white to mix it up.