Analog Film Photography – my first steps – Lubitel meets Hasselblad

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analog testing

I think it was at LeWeb 2009 where I met my friend Luca Sartoni for the first time, and it was the first time I was physically exposed to a medium format analog camera and fell in love with it, typical gadget geek…

There is something to looking through the “giant” from the top viewfinder that jet makes it special for me. Soon after LeWeb I ordered myself a Lubitel 166+ via the Lomography website and … didn’t really start shooting right away. First I had not too many rolls of film and wasn’t sure what shoot, I also don’t have a light meter and always needed to take my Nikon with me to meter what I was shooting. That of course slowed the whole process down. Then my buddy Madlen from Kodak  was so kind to support me with a great selection of films and all together I still only shot 6 rolls of film over one year. I messed up a few rolls as the Lubitel had some technical problems here and there too. Well well, guess thats how it is.

At the beginning of this year I finally made the step to get myself a Hasselblad 500c/m, which out of some reasons wanted to have since I got more into the subject. And since then I have shot quite a bit more, but always had the problem of getting the film developed… 35mm film is still quite easy to get developed around here, but medium format… not so much. And often its very expensive to get prints or even high quality scans. The last place I went to, messed up twice, big time and killed some rolls of film! So I finally got myself a new scanner yesterday, which can scan different types of film and started scanning a little selection of my negatives I had laying around.

I am actually quite happy about these and now I am really pumped about my analog photography. I think being spoiled by the digital age and the immediate availability of what you have created makes the entrance into analog photography harder for many. And of course this still takes some time to get the negatives, but I can now scan my stuff myself and that feels very good.

On top of that my Buddy Robin will hopefully very soon give me and Dominik a little crash course and help us building a little darkroom in my studio. I will keep you posted on that…

Lets get started with the shots out of the Lubitel:

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

And here we go with the Hasselblad:

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing

and a little NSFW with the Hasselblad:

analog testing analog testing

Hope you enjoyed these and I am looking forward to shoot more soon!

I think it was at LeWeb 2009 where I met my friend Luca Sartoni for the first time, and it was the first time I was physically exposed to a medium format analog camera and fell in love with it, typical gadget geek…

There is something to looking through the “giant” from the top viewfinder that jet makes it special for me. Soon after LeWeb I ordered myself a Lubitel 166+ via the Lomography website and … didn’t really start shooting right away. First I had not too many rolls of film and wasn’t sure what shoot, I also don’t have a light meter and always needed to take my Nikon with me to meter what I was shooting. That of course slowed the whole process down. Then my buddy Madlen from Kodak  was so kind to support me with a great selection of films and all together I still only shot 6 rolls of film over one year. I messed up a few rolls as the Lubitel had some technical problems here and there too. Well well, guess thats how it is.

At the beginning of this year I finally made the step to get myself a Hasselblad 500c/m, which out of some reasons wanted to have since I got more into the subject. And since then I have shot quite a bit more, but always had the problem of getting the film developed… 35mm film is still quite easy to get developed around here, but medium format… not so much. And often its very expensive to get prints or even high quality scans. The last place I went to, messed up twice, big time and killed some rolls of film! So I finally got myself a new scanner yesterday, which can scan different types of film and started scanning a little selection of my negatives I had laying around.

I am actually quite happy about these and now I am really pumped about my analog photography. I think being spoiled by the digital age and the immediate availability of what you have created makes the entrance into analog photography harder for many. And of course this still takes some time to get the negatives, but I can now scan my stuff myself and that feels very good.

On top of that my Buddy Robin will hopefully very soon give me and Dominik a little crash course and help us building a little darkroom in my studio. I will keep you posted on that…

 

Lets get started with the shots out of the Lubitel:

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

 

And here we go with the Hasselblad:

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing analog testing

analog testing

and a little NSFW with the Hasselblad:

analog testing analog testing

 

Hope you enjoyed these and I am looking forward to shoot more soon!

4 Comments

  1. my scanner is pretty good about the scratch removal. plustek 7600i. love how you’re shooting Kodak TMY. that’s what I used all thru 1993 😉

  2. @Jeriko 🙂 hehe, thanks man. actually I dont mind the scratches and so on too much. think it will depend on the photos…

    @Robin old man! 😀

    @Tom Danke Keule, ja wie schon gesagt, je nach Foto werd ichs mal entfernen, aber so als Hipstamatic User find ichs ja ganz nett 😀

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