Posted on November 14, 2012
Journey Into Analog: Wide with a patch of color
Ever bought a camera just for the lens? I picked up a Minolta SLR at the Alemany Flea Market just for the fantastic wide angle lens… and I’m in love. With the lens mostly, but it’s nice to have a Minolta SLR with auto-exposure. Over the course of the weekend, I started messing around with using a flash while shooting daytime objects… which ended up pretty weird. I was using colored gels with the flash, which explains the colors, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why the light never hits the frame. My friend Joe says I need to lower my shutter speed, but I’m wondering if it’s not some result of using a wide screen lens with a flash that might not be quite as wide… That wouldn’t explain why the “light areas” tend to move around though. Got any ideas? Share them in the comments below.