Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Siim Vahur - 5 things I love about Film

Siim Vahur, an Estonian film photographer, is also a camera builder and camera collector based-in Tallinn. He started shooting film for 15 years ago and currently owns a collection of a lot of unique film cameras and lens.

Siim who was featured once in an article that teachs how to make an anamorphic pinhole camera on Shooting Film came back to share with us 5 main reasons that make him always love shooting film.

1. Tonality. Beat that, Instagram - personal character and grain better than VSCO ever.

2. Cameras. I've got a big load of beautifully crafted old gear and it would be a sin not to use them

3. Experimental things. Un-stitched panoramas, anamorphic images, long exposure pinholes - those tricks, that you can't do with digital sensors. Expired films and things that just happen sometimes (double exposures etc fails)

4. Un-limitation. Mad minus degrees, that could kill the batteries and almost all the electronics.

5. Limitation. You have to think before you shoot, no auto ISO here, 12 / 36 frames instead of 32 / 64GB. You have to wait after you shoot (no it's not about the card's writing speed). Hard to say, but there is something, when you develop your films.

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