Following on from my previous post, a couple of weeks after acquiring an old Pentax ES II film camera the perfect opportunity arose to give it a test outing. I enjoy street photography, especially with a group I belong to on Meetup.com, and I stumbled upon another group that looked interesting.
It’s been over 25 years since I last shot with a film camera but recently circumstances conspired to put this little beauty in my hands. I was actually looking for a small bag in a junk shop, but the one I found had this camera inside which I knew instantly I was going to buy purely to get the lens – an Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4.
I stumbled upon a vibrant orange wall on one of my wanders…
Another short post from me as I’ve just spent an hour “curating” this selection of images and my dinner is calling me!
Today was the Fujiholics London Photo Walk. A great event with about 60+ people attending. Not enough time to speak to everyone, but good to chat with those I did get to speak to, some familiar faces, some new and some surprise meetups with people I’ve met on my walking group.
This is a short post (for me), just to show some images I took while viewing the Photo City exhibition and later while I wandered the streets of London with my X-T1 for a couple of hours and popped into the Tate Modern – one of my favourite locations.
Last week I attended another photo walk with the Surrey & Hampshire Photography Group. A small group of about 15 walked a route that took us from our starting point at Sloane Square to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, down to the River Thames and over Chelsea Bridge, into and through Battersea Park, crossing back over the river on Albert Bridge, along the embankment, up through Chelsea and into Brompton Cemetery, around 5 miles in total.
Over two days, it was co-hosted and led by:
- Matt Hart on the Saturday (street photography)
- Paul Sanders on the Sunday (long exposure photography)
We had about 25 to 30 people turn up on each day, a nice friendly bunch.
After attending a Fuji X-perience day last month that included a session with Matt Hart, I thought I would treat myself to one of his workshops and get some tips on street photography and using my newly acquired Fuji X-T1.
Matt is an accomplished street photographer, a quick look at the images on his web site will confirm that. He’s also an official Fuji X-photographer, so knows the gear inside out.
The group size was small, only six of us, which is always a plus sign for me when booking a workshop. The cost was also very reasonable when compared to other workshops that I looked at.