I managed to get quite a few good images yesterday, after using 1 roll of film on the subways in town. I processed the latest film last night and although they are clearly better quality prints from this camera. The negatives where a little thin, I will add a minute onto the develoiping time of the next roll in the hope of getting better negs.
Today i have printed of contact sheets
I have spent the last few weeks taking photos, I have had to get used to the new camera, quickly so as i have two film holder and subways are not always easily accessible for me, I have shot anything of interest this has helped me to learn the capabilities of the camera quicker. I have shot two of the subway the city centre and will process these films tonight. While taking these images I kept in mind the works of the two photographers that have interested me the most Naoya Hatakeyama and Perry Roberts. Naoya Hatakeyama use of light although strong gives and even deeper sense of desolation and give his images a gritty feel that works well with the subject. Perry Roberts uses a really close viewpoint this really enhances patterns in the structure. Roberts images of central library give the drab old building a completely different look a technique using a tightly cropped framed I have seen used in my own work.
I am preferring taking images within the centre of Birmingham, I find that repeatedly going to the same places is helping get a better view of the place, I get a chance to look at my images back at home and get a better view of how they look as images. This also gives me the chance to consider my composition and exposures.