Kym Houston  

Old camera by Kym Houston

October 2021 - Old camera

About the Image(s)

Taken in studio side lit with studio strobe and diffused parabolic umbrella. I was looking at an image that was from the era of the camera so I used an old image from home to put in the background.
Editing basic with Exposure software for the wet paper look.

Sigma 35mm art
Canon 5D Mk IV

14 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Looks pretty good to me; I would just like to see a bit of detail in the bellows. I selected just that area and applied "lighten shadows." What do you think?   Posted: 10/07/2021 18:26:40
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Kym Houston
Thank you I will have a go at lightening the original image.   Posted: 10/10/2021 17:33:59
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to try the same composition (with vintage camera superimposed on the subject. I like the way the man's portrait is faded as your eye moves left on it. Good Border: Fits the era.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:18:43
Kym Houston
All good, The image I used is actually like a photo copy as I couldn't find the original photo.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:21:23
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
I've got the exact same camera on my bookshelf. Love it.
  Posted: 10/10/2021 18:23:03
Kym Houston
I fell in love with this camera too, I had to get it and take still life photos with it.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:57:09
Kym Houston
the border is from Exposure software in the Black and White options.Have fun playing with your images.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:45:27

Wes Odell   Wes Odell
I love it. Great compositional idea.   Posted: 10/10/2021 07:08:38
Kym Houston
Thank you   Posted: 10/10/2021 17:34:27

Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Nicely done! I really like the look on the man's face - he looks so happy and excited to "see" the camera. You made a perfect choice using him. I agree that adding a bit of light to the side of the bellows would provide dimension and increase interest. Composition is well done.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:27:44
Kym Houston
Thank you Lynne   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:45:59

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Really nice image with the old camera, and the man looking at the front of the camera. I also like the effect to make the image look old. I do agree with Stephen that more detail in the billows would help.   Posted: 10/11/2021 10:47:46
Kym Houston
Thank you Tom   Posted: 10/11/2021 16:37:44

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
I also have this camera on my display bookshelf. We have a still life comp this season and I've taken some of the camera already but hadn't thought of superimposing it on an old photo, but I might copy your idea as well! There are several finishes which could be applied and I hadn't decided which to use yet. A good texture would also work.
I agree with Stephen. There needs to be more detail in the bellows.   Posted: 10/12/2021 06:05:27


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