5 Day Black and White Challenge #5

5 Day Black and White Challenge #5

This is my 5th and final day of my black and white challenge posts. It wouldn't seem right to do a black and white series without including an image shot on real black and white film so here you have one. I took this image of my good friend Model 8 some time back with a Yashica-Mat TLR camera on Fujifilm Acros Neopan 100 film. This was my first attempt at using strobes and film together and it was a learning experience.

I'm used to shooting with digital cameras and I generally set my shutter speed to 1/125 in studio settings. No compelling reason other than it's a reasonable speed that's well under the sync speed of all my digital cameras. Older film cameras though often had much slower sync speeds. The camera I used here syncs at 1/60 but I had the shutter at 1/125. This resulted in the leaf shutter in my camera creating a vignette on all my images. I didn't mind since I often add vignettes in post production anyway. It helped give this image an extra dramatic edge.