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Black and White Film-Photos of SreelalViswanathan   Leave a comment

Black and White Film-Photos of SreelalViswanathan


Reminiscent of a fruitful experience in Black and White photography with pure black and white films by the last of 19thcentury

  • Early midsummers proved quite fruitful in terms of performances during the nights in temples. Later on I have tried to capture them in films using my Minolta7SII 40mm Compact Camera. My pioneering attempts were done in black and white films in pure manual photographic techniques. so the efforts led me to new findings with sound lessons in manual focusing and lighting effects in night photography under no external light accessories but a single flash unit attached to the hot shoe.
  • Besides being a matter of curiosity, nights provided a background forĀ  fascinating images a more solid form of visual impact and imaginative value.While taking the shots of performers in grant and elaborate costumes and make ups in their vibrant moves of steps and gestures, it was somewhat possible to capture that spirit of dance in the fantastic element of night with the black and white films without much difficulty of instantaneous nature of live shooting.
  • still worthy to be used for enduring results in good quality images

    A latest profile of the old manual camera,Minolta7SII(hi-matic) , a fruitful photographic experience

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    The vibrant moves of the performers were captured in black and white films in my Minolta7SII 40mm camera during the early 2000s

    Night performances were possible to be caught up with the handy Minolta 7SII( Hi-matic) in the rigorous movement and lights on the stage.It was convenient to make it more or less stable under the luminous lights and darkness of the night as the backdrop for the swift dancing poses.In such a mode of moment Minolta provided a nice support for my first adventuring spirit of capturing the stage movers in the night light spotted thereon. I conclude it as a golden venture in my enterprise as a beginner in the end of 19th century; think all related to that experience ‘fruitful’ and the equipment of Minolta quite ‘useful’.