Praktica

Old camera collection

My vintage camera collection is constantly growing; either by searching op shops, ebay, gumtree or from family and friends passing on their old gear.

Here's a small selection of the collection; Olympus OM2, Olympus Trip 35, Practika LTL, Minolta Himatic 7s, Minolta 16 and a Lucimeter light meter.

Seems I have a penchant for 1970's silver and black cameras.

5/52 Old School

I read a tutorial in a photographic magazine recently about using your iPhone and iPad to light up your subject so I just had to give it a go. I downloaded an app called “Soft Box Pro” which allows you to select colours and patterns to include in your image. I set up the iPhone to the front right just out of shot with a plain white screen to light the front of the camera. I then set up the iPad with black and orange stripes and moved it around the back of the camera during a long exposure. Pretty simply technique and I am very happy with the result.

Nikon D90 | Nikon 50mm F1.8 | 8 sec | F11| ISO100 | lit with iPhone and iPad