Balcony door portraits

Light quality is extremely important to a photographer, just like snow for an Inuit. We have  countless names for the different types of light while any average people would only call them “strong” or “weak”. The amount of light we get is very easy to…

Welcome the Sun

Finally, the Sun has returned to us and days are once again long enough for me to have a chance to enjoy the light even after working hours. To celebrate this blessing I have finished shooting the roll of Velvia which I have started last…

Bring your giant medium format camera to work

A photographer is never really putting down his camera, no matter what crazy thing she or he is doing for living or filling the days with. Since we are not living in an ideal world, most of us has to face with limitation of time…

Pentacon Six TL

Pentacon Six TL

Introduction I have a very special relationship with my Pentacon Six TL camera since it is my only working medium format camera. I was always heavily attracted by medium format photography, but I couldn’t afford for a while to get into it. Eventually the P6…

Jupiter 8

The Jupiter 8 is undoubtedly a magnificent piece of glass! To me it is more than a great lens it is a magical item like an exotic rare wand which can be really powerful in the hands of a trained wizard. What makes it so…

Exakta Varex IIa

“Woow!” This was the first thing came into my mind when I first saw an Exakta in a cabinet in a very small and messy shop of an old camera-repairman a couple of years ago. The second thing? Well I seriously considered to lick it…

Post apocalyptic atmosphere

I am a huge fun of post apocalyptic movies, games and atmosphere overall. In fact I really would like to participate or work on such a movie one day. Of course being a mortal I have very little chance to do it, but I had to realize…

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80mm f/1.8

Introduction The Pancolar 80mm f/1.8 is a late development of Carl Zeiss Jena which was at that time the East German part of the original company torn into pieces by the WW II . Therefore this lens was accessible in the eastern block mainly and…

Portraits round 2

My last post about portraits (Portraits round 1) featured black and white photographs. Black and white often helps simplify things by skipping the colors and thus resulting a cleaner image focused more on geometry, composition and effects of light and shadows. Many times this monochromatic…

Tutorial No.1 -Sustainable life form-

Idea and context This shoot was taken for a small contest about product photography organized by the photo club  (Szempont fotókör) of the town I used to live in. The task was simply submit an appealing photo about a product or any kind of object…