Posts Tagged ‘Eric McCormack fine art photography’by Eric on November 24, 2011 in Photo Blog with No Comments
Lovely Family and Great Photos
The weather in Portland started to become rainy and we got lucky with a beautiful sunny weekend day to photograph.
My client wanted some photos of her husband and her daughters in a casual environment. We used the surrounding forested area and playground for the scene. I turned out to be perfect.
I shot film for this job. I like the look that I get from my Leica and my Rolleiflex. I have shot several hundred rolls of film so I knew I would get some great photos for my client. Everything went as expected I used my 35mm Leica and 120 Rolleiflex for the job. I am glad I really liked the way that the color and look of the final photos.
Here are a few other photos from the shoot:
I had been searching the web for interesting sites about photography. I stumbpled upon this site B&W Photo Magazine. Several months ago I made a submission to the site I was accepted.
I am pleased to have my work published on this site. In the vein of sharing and reciprocation on the internet I want to draw attention to this site.
To buy or Not To Buy?
I have been looking and wondering if the new Nikon 1 series cameras were something worth getting into. I have been trolling around the internet to read about Nikon’s jump into the mirror less foray. Nikon has made a camera system that seems to satisfy. This is just speculation of course as I have not held one to shoot, only read what others think and from reviews that have been posted on the internets.
From all that I have read about this new camera and system is would be something that I would compliment my current cameras. I now have 3 film cameras. This could be it! Especially if I can connect my older Nikon f mount lenses to the camera. Could this be it?
Than I look a the price tag. I remind myself that I did this once before. I bought a Nikon D70. Initially it was wonderful than I wanted to attach my 24mm Nikkor. Well My 24 turned into a 36mm lens. Well that really did not do. I sold my D70 I also was not impressed by the color that camera captured either skin tones were less than desirable.
I bought a Samsung NV11 wanted a compact camera to easily pack and carry. Again disappointed by the images captured and not having the control. My second try comes as a disappointment. Now I have to say that for my day job I use a Nikon D3x which is an amazing digital camera albeit heavy and very expensive.
In 2010 I bought a Leica with a Summicron 50mm Lens. The images blew me away! I love it I can pack it easily and it is very comfortable to hold. I have shot several rolls of film and will continue as long as Kodak is still making film.
I love to look at the new technology and what is out there on the market trying to find the perfect camera when all along I have them.
I love my Leica M7, Rolleiflex and my Nikon FM2. I think that I will just buy more film.
Take your kid to school on a Motorcycle
After slight prodding by my coworker I decide to take my youngest son to school on my motorcycle. I had done it in the past once when we were short a vehicle. I remember promising him that we would do it more often this school year. I asked him last night if he was interested in going to school on the moto. YEAH he answer emphatically! After breakfast I reminded him about riding the motorcycle to school, Oh yeah! he almost screamed and waited in the garage next to my moto until I gathered all my stuff for the day.
How cool is that being a 3rd grader and going to school on a motorcycle!? I loved it too!
By the way thanks Honda Motorsports for the image.
Photographing at Night
One of the most enjoyable things about shooting long exposures are the unexpected results that may develop. There is also an added bonus when shooting film, because of the lag time. I feel like today with everything needing to be finished and done almost instantaneously it is refreshing having to wait and see.
These are some images I captured around an in ground pool. The high contrast between the darkness and light give these images a eerie feel to them. There seems to be Creatures moving through the water. Notice how the water looks? It is rather smooth almost fog like. Another virtue of long exposure. The individuals swimming transform into ghost like apparitions. When shooting long exposures at night everyday things take on a different perspectives.
Another of the mystical creatures captured swimming at night in the photo below. I really helps when you have slight movement from your subjects to enhance that eerie and or flowing effect.
Michigan was great to us.
Our vacation this past August to Michigan was just amazing. I brought my Rolleiflex TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) along and shot some portraits in the backyard near my parents pool. The sun was setting and cast a golden glow onto all my subjects. I used a couple of strobes to fill in shadow areas. Enjoy.
When I was 15 and getting ready for my driver’s license I really wanted a Porsche 911. I even had a poster of one hanging on my wall. Who would not want one? The price kept me away, With parents going through a divorce and an income from the Detroit Free Press paper route kept me from obtaining my dream car.
The Portland Art Museum had an exposition called Allure of the Automobile. Over the course of the past summer in a nod to the show people who owned sporty or exotic (read really expensive cars) would gather around The Portland Art Museum. The cars lined the streets around the museum. I met my friend Todd and started shooting. Porsches are beautiful cars! They are really photogenic. I did not fin it hard to photograph these beauties.
I was using my Leica M7 which I felt was fitting using a fantastic German camera to photograph beautiful German machines. I shot with Kodak Tri-X 400 film. I really like using this film it has a great range and the grain. It so smooth. Enjoy there are more image of Porches in Motos ‘n’ Autos.
Traveling with my Rollei
I was strolling around NE Lombard this past August. This image is from a storefront on NE Interstate in Portland, OR. The day was HOT! I took my Rolleiflex camera. Wow did that camera gather attention. Several people asked me about it. I thought it cool. I was gifted to me by my late grandfather. I really like the images and the glass is super sharp.