the photoblog

135 Millimeters in Portland

I recently picked up a 135mm prime lens for my Canon AE 1. I have shot about 20 frames with it so far. I really do like this focal length on 35mm film. It gets me a little closer, but more importantly it compresses the image. If I would have shot these images on a 50mm lens I would have to get twice as close, but the images would still feel “wider”.

It’s not perfect for every situation, but it works in a lot of street situations. I feel this lens adds a lot of umpf to my camera bag. I’ve really got on board with prime lenses recently and wish I had invested more in primes instead of trying to fill my camera bag with zoom lens that cover all focal lengths.

Multiple Exposure in the Cultural District

Portland does have a fair number of museums and theaters all clustered in the South Park Blocks. It is a lovely neighborhood to stroll through with a camera and in my case, a cigar as well.
This was shot on a Canon EOS Elan mounted to a monopod. I got lucky on this one, the blurriness is well contained in the detail.
4 shot on Fuji Superia 200

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The Shivas – A Drummer in Mid Scream

Last week I went to a benefit show at Romtoms. The benefit was for Nic Gordon who was badly injured in a violent mugging. There is something awesome about going to a show and everybody there is a homie. Sadly, bad things happen to good people and it’s great we can get together to help a friend out. You can help by donating here: www.gofundme.com/helpnicheal.

I brought a Canon SureShot TeleMAX point and shoot camera and a couple of rolls of film. I shot this with the flash of course. I was just caught up in the show and picked up my camera and fired. Sometimes you just lucky by hitting the shutter button at the right moment.

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Multiple Shots, One Frame

I have been on a film kick the last few months. I mean, more than normal. I almost don’t want to bring out the DSLR. I had a roll of expired Fujicolor Superia 200 and an EOS ELAN ready to go. The other day I was watching some YouTube videos about fine art photography and I saw a couple of images with juxtaposed multiple exposed shots by a famous photographer. This gave me the idea to experiment with multiple exposures. This is something that I have never really experimented with.

I am pretty excited again, I have a lot of ideas in my head that I want to experiment with now… I need to get some more expired film for experimentation. I haven’t been this excited since I discovered that pizza place in Stephansplatz.

Portland’5

Another interesting day photowalking in Portland…

I wonder why they couldn’t find another S instead of using a 5.
Perhaps even spelling “CENTER FOR THE ARTS” to free up an S. Ah, what do I know?

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Camera: EOS ELAN
Film: Hewlett-Packard ISO 200 color film.
read my review of this film on my blog.
http://thomaschamberlain.com/blog/hewlett-packard-35mm-film/