31 December 2015

ends and beginnings.

2015 has been very good to me and I can only hope 2016 will be as kind! I will not share my new year's resolution though I have to make a big announcement: I have switched to digital photography. I already know that many of you will not like this and perhaps will lose interest in this blog but I am happy with my decision and I will try to explain why.

first of all I had become too critical towards my photographs: in a roll of 36 shots I hardly found more than four or five I really liked and that was a waste of money and time. secondly waiting for the lab to develop my rolls had become tedious and the quality of the developing had decreased: is it really worth to pay and wait for a roll with scratches? last but not least Finland and her long winters did it for me: film simply did not deliver on dark days.

at the beginning of December I finally made up my mind: I have chosen a Nikon Df which is not that different from an analogue Nikon and allows me to work with the lenses I already have. I brought my Nikon Df to Italy during the Christmas break and had a wonderful time: I took photographs in the most spontaneous way without feeling guilty about the waste of film. I will share my first digital shots at the beginning of next year and I am looking forward to reading your comments about them and my decision.
Happy new year to you all!

My Nikon Df and I
© Jacopo

09 December 2015

photowalk with anastasia.

last Saturday morning it stopped raining for just a couple of hours and that was when we went on a photowalk with Anastasia. after the storm of the night before the sun was shining and the air was bright: the light was magnificent and it was a real pleasure to be outdoors. most importantly I am very happy with the way my photographs turned out!
Photowalk with Anastasia - Viikki
camera Nikon F5
lens Lomography x Zenit Petzval
film Fuji Pro 400H

04 December 2015

photowalk with suvi.

last weekend we visited Oulu and had the chance to take a photowalk with Suvi whom we got to know via Instagram. Suvi took us to a wonderful place we had never been to before: a swampy forest called Pilpasuo. unfortunately the weather was absolutely dreadful: it rained for the entire time and it was too dark even for a 800 iso film. I am not very happy with these photos though it was lovely to meet Suvi and I hope we will be able to take her on another photowalk on a sunny day next time we pass by Oulu!
Photowalk with Suvi - Pilpasuo

camera Nikon F5
lens Lomography x Zenit Petzval
film Kodak Portra 800