Some examples from the Yashica D camera I wrote about a few days ago.
Not long ago I wrote up a quick review of the Yashica D - a beautiful older TLR camera that I recently picked up. You can see the article here:
One thing I did not include was some example photos from the camera! So, without further delay…
The first image was from a recent engagement portrait session here in Greensboro. I shot the session on 35mm film, but took along the Yashica loaded with some Tri-X. I’m starting to do this more lately, I’ll take along an extra camera and shoot my own personal photos. Shots that I don’t intend on giving the client, where I just do whatever I feel like - no pressure. I’m starting to find that these images are often some of my favorites.
This is my partner, Jenny. Shot on some REALLY expired Ektachrome slide film. I asked the lab to “cross-process” the slide film, the results were pretty cool! Blown out highlights and super-saturation in the color.
And this is Miles, my son. Again here with the Tri-X, out on the front porch.
As you can see, this camera produces some pretty unique results. Mostly because of the older lens. You can really notice what sets it apart if you take a look at the first image…notice the background? See how it swirls? This is a pretty unique trait found in older lenses. I like it!