Friday, June 13, 2008

Entry 003 : Try one for size!

I will be bringing my trusty ol' Rolleiflex 3.5G to the workshop. Anyone who hasn't handled one of these before, and would like to have a go at photographing with a TLR, (twin-lens reflex) camera built in the late 1960's is most welcome! It takes 120 roll film, and I have several rolls, a bit..err..expired but still usable. You just have to pay for processing though.

It is a square (6cm x 6cm) format and it produces really nice 'creamy' portraits to boot, modern digital cameras just cannot match its rendition of colour and tonality...sort of an olde worlde charm about it. The great thing is that you compose your picture by looking down, and not at, your subject.