The Sydney Beaches Project: Every photograph in this series is captured on traditional photographic film (Velvia 50) using either a Mamiya7II or Horseman SW612 film camera.
The Mamiya 7II is a medium format rangefinder camera system. A film camera with exceptional optics & simplicity of use. A perfect camera for landscape and art photography.
When I shoot film, I need to be able to see what my photograph will look like in my mind, because I can not see it on the back of a camera. And if I don't like what I see in my mind I need to know how to change it. The only way to do this well, is for camera and mind to become one. I need to be so familiar with my camera's settings and so experienced in making it capture an image, that working the camera becomes completely instinctive and transparent...
Here is a quick ‘top-line’ on how I get some of the interesting colours in my Landscape Images. I’ve been asked many times so I thought I’d share my standard technique and workflow here. Nothing too tricky… I hope it is of some help. Any further questions, please just ask. And any suggestions on what I should add in here please [...]