REDISCOVERING MY ROMANCE WITH FILM

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Nikon S2 ad courtesy of Nikon Inc.

In February I picked up a Nikon S2 Rangefinder – For those that do not know the history of this camera let me shed some light on it for you.

The Nikon S2 released in 1955 was one of the Japanese camera makers best-selling cameras selling over 56,000 pieces. Built like a tank the body is sturdy and works well in any weather conditions. This camera is completely mechanical so no batteries required – that also means no meter so there is definitely that learning curve to those that haven’t shot with older vintage cameras or film.

So enough about the camera and back to the fun stuff – shooting film. So last time I shot film was probably in the early 2000s, probably over 15 years ago, damn its been that long crazy. Well, let’s just say it wasn’t like riding a bike. I had to re-educate myself in regards to Hyper-focusing, Zone Focusing and Sunny 16 rule to get the right exposure. After a 2 weeks and 2 rolls of expired film,  I finally dropped off my film to be developed. For those that live in Toronto – Toronto Image Works was amazing for both developing and providing digital scans of my shots.

I was surprised by the images that came – good to know I still got it few shots were underexposed but 80% or was spot on. There’s something about shooting film that digital definitely lacks, and that’s the surprise of seeing the shots you captured when you get it back from the lab.

Please see below for a selection from my 2 rolls. Images were shot on Ilford XP2 Super 35MM 400 and Fujifilm Neopan 400 Professional.

 

6YEARS IN THE BIZ .. AS OF JAN 2ND

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO EVERYONE .. FIRST OFF .. I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SAFE NEW YEARS ALOT OF GREAT THINGS TO COME IN 2011. THAT SAID JAN 2ND WAS 6YEARS SINCE I CREATED THE BRAND TREVOR GODINHO | PHOTOGRAPHER AND IM SO HAPPY TO SEE THE SUCCESSES THAT IT HAS CREATED.

2011 WILL BE A YEAR OF NEW CHALLENGES AND CHANGES AND SUCCESSES . THE BIGGEST CHANGE WILL BE MY MOVE AWAY FROM SHOOTING MAXIM AND PLAYBOY STYLE STUFF AND GOING FULL TILT INTO FASHION I WILL STILL SHOOT SWIMSUIT/LINGERIE STUFF BUT MORE IN A FASHION DIRECTION AND WILL NOT BE MY MAIN FOCUS AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

I WILL BE TESTING MORE WITH THE AGENCIES AND ACCEPTING PAID WORK FROM NON AGENCY MODELS.  MY RATES ARE VERY COMPETITIVE AND ARE REASONABLE.

AS IT IS NOW JAN 3RD I CANT WAIT TO GET BACK TO SHOOTING AND BEING ABLE TO SHOW THE FRUITS OF MY LABOUR ..CHEERS
TREVOR GODINHO | PHOTOGRAPHER
http://www.trevorgodinho.com