The Bastard Talks

Dec 20

Dinoraw. on Flickr.

Dinoraw. on Flickr.

Dec 18

Cranes. on Flickr.

Cranes. on Flickr.

Theme.

Found one.

Theme.

I want a new theme. Any suggestions?

Dec 13

Ch-Ch-Changes. on Flickr.

Ch-Ch-Changes. on Flickr.

Dec 12

Shop Til You Drop. on Flickr.

Shop Til You Drop. on Flickr.

Hang In There. on Flickr.

Hang In There. on Flickr.

Hands Up. on Flickr.

Hands Up. on Flickr.

Dec 06

Light At The End Of. on Flickr.@JamesTBoom rocking the bass. Manchester gig.

Light At The End Of. on Flickr.

@JamesTBoom rocking the bass. Manchester gig.

Nov 28

Satisfaction.

It’s sometimes the simple things that yield the greatest pleasure.

I shot a gig from the crowd the other week. The camera was a 35mm SLR. A Canon EOS 100 if you must know. It cost me nothing. It was the second time I had ever used the camera. I shot in black and white, because the previous ‘from the crowd’ gig I shot on film was colour roll. I was really disappointed with the results. That gig was shot using 800iso. Too grainy for me as well. 

This gig was at Manchester Academy 3 and the band in question. Sonic Boom 6. I gambled this time and shot 400iso. Figuring if the light was bad I could push process. Anyway, the light seemed OK so I just shot at 400iso. 

I shot the pictures on full manual mode. I did this for a few reasons. The main one being that I have faith in my ability to read the light and set my camera right. I am used to medium format cameras with no auto available. Still, with all the changing lights I was nervous. The one thing I left on auto was the focusing. I started on manual, but I am used to Nikon. If you don’t know why that is a problem this is the reason. Everything is the opposite way around. So I stuck it on auto and took care of the rest manually. 

I dropped the roll off at the Lomography store in Manchester (the cheapest place to process black and white prints) and asked for a hi def scan. Another gamble. If I had messed up the settings then I spent more money on an over or under exposed roll.

Anyways. Everything came up roses. Every picture came back good. I got 14 pictures I was really happy with. The rest are all fine. Just don’t have that certain something that makes them special.

So, for all you auto digital monkeys. This is how it used to be done. 

Sonic Boom 6.

Towel Down.

The Low Notes.

If you want to see the rest.

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCWUy27