My Yashica AW Mini. Bought for 50p. Taken with Pentax K110D DSLR. SMC Pentax-M 50mm F/1.7 manual focus prime lens.
The NA Scope on the top of the Yashica AW Mini. As above.
Right, I’ve set myself a challenge…
Exactly what does constitute a good photograph, and good photography? For some it might be simply the clarity, colour, and detail of a beautiful landscape, For other’s a perfectly exposed high quality portrait with a perfect depth of field. These types of photo require skill. They also require high quality lenses, high quality cameras / sensors, tripods, lighting equipment, reflectors, soft boxes, and possibly even the ultra expensive Adobe Photoshop software package. A combination of a skilled photographer and a fat budget.
However, here’s a little secret. Not all good photography has great clarity, realistic colour, and detail. Some great photographs can be taken with much cheaper equipment. Good photography can also be about imagination. An alternative to good photography might be photos that are 1) interesting, or / and 2) attractive. I’m not saying that I have any of the skills required to do this, but I’m an amateur, I can have a crack at it.
So the project is simply this. Take this 50 pence compact autofocus, fill it with Poundland film, see what I can produce. I won’t be able to manually adjust aperture, shutter speed (or digital ISO). I’ll be very restricted. Can I produce a decent gallery of images from it for a Flickr set?
Let’s see. This is REAL tight fisted photography. Nasty low budget stuff. Dirty cheap imagery.