Monthly Archives: April 2015
Mel and Brendon
contax 645 / Fuji 400H
Roll Four, also shot without seeing any test roll 😀 I need some more practice and maybe a different focusing screen but I like them still
Digital images can be found here
Sunset at Yanchep
Mel and Brendon were married in Bali and they never had a photographer on their special day. How fun that Mel dressed back up in her wedding dress and I could take some nice photos for the two of them <3
Film images here
contax 645, fuji 400H
As mentioned in my last post, I shot this roll also completely blind without having seen my test roll ;0 The last two were shot in the very first light and it was still very dark, so they were a bit underexposed as I anticipated. Its been good seeing the results how film handles under and over exposure.
You can see the digital images here
Mel and Brendon | Yanchep Beach Couples Sessions
I am not a morning person but it was well worth the 5am wake up call to get to the beach 10 minutes before the sun came up to photograph Mel and Brendon. The light was beautiful and the pastel hues went from blue to pink to yellow and warm in about 40 minutes.
They are the sweetest couple and I had so much fun! Thanks Mel and Brendon!
You can find the film images here
2nd roll, contax 645, fuji 400H
I went ahead and shot roll 2, 3 and 4 before I had even seen the test roll, which, I probably should have waited to see the first. I am testing to see how reliable the in camera meter is in different situations and trying to get comfortable with focusing. At f/2 on medium format is like f/1 ish on on the dslr, so its a pretty thin line and I was out a lot 😉
I have been shooting with Fuji 400H and I like the colour on some frames and not so much on others. Im still trying to get a feel for using the camera, so shooting in lots of different lighting situations to see how I go. Experimenting is all part of the fun Gemma was such a wonderful person to work with, so we had fun making these
The digital files from the session can be found here
Gemma | Maternity
I had so much fun with Gemma on this Yanchep maternity session! Gemma has the MOST gorgeous bump and we had some really pretty light to work with, not to mention the stunning beach and dunes I have to work with here! Thanks Gemma so much for a fun afternoon, here are a few favourites from the session and I hope you love all of them!
You can find Gemma’s film images here
Kellie Blinco Photography copyright 2015 \ Perth Maternity Photographer, Maternity session, Yanchep Western Australia
Since moving to Perth and having a moment to breathe, I really got a chance to think about where I am going exactly. I appreciate more than I can ever express the experience of having the studio for almost 7 years and the great success I found in Gladstone.
However, having to meet obscene expenses and the business side of my photography business I think in some ways really held me back in my desire to grow as a photographer and I realised when I was able to put the camera down for a few months after 7 dedicated years, I wasn’t really shooting what or how I wanted to shoot.
In order to slow down and fall back in love with shooting, I bought myself a contax 645. My first time shooting medium format film and I had butterflies!
The day it arrived, it was overcast and rainy and I dragged my son Baily (unwillingly, as you will see) to the beach to grab a few shots for a test roll. I didn’t expect much from the roll and was absolutely fumbling around trying to get a feel for it. I had fun and I cant wait to keep learning and fumbling some more on my contax.
Here a few of the scans I got back from Raw Digital and Film Lab from my test roll. The wait to get it back almost killed me, but it is so good not to have cull files (which I suck at) and edit to emulate a film colour. I think I could get used to that!
Shot on Fuji 400H, contax 645 with the zeiss 80mm. I played around between f/2 and f2.8