One of my favorite photos is “Umbrella jump” by american photographer Elliott Erwitt. This picture was made in 1989 for the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. The author, in his usual ironic manner, captured the poetic image of a rainy Paris, loving couple whose umbrellas breaks a gust of wind and the man jumping over a puddle (which is an allusion to a masterpiece by Henri Cartier-Bresson “Derriere la Gare Saint-Lazare“).
Bronica cameras usually are very sturdy. You can find them in excellent condition, despite their considerable age. But unfortunately, any complex mechanism has weaknesses. Many users complain that they are having trouble focusing. Lens doesn’t reach to infinity and on the finale negatives there are quite a lot of misfocused frames. The problem lies in the fact that the sealing foam loses its properties over time, turning into a sticky mess. In this short article I will explain to you how to solve this problem. Also I’ll describe the option of replacing the standard focusing screen to a brighter one with a split image.
Just finished my russian translation of Eric Kim’s book “Film Street Photography Manual”. In case if you’re wondering here is link to a PDF file. Mirror. Also you can download original version from Eric’s website.
I would like to say thank you to Eric Kim. His blog, books, videos etc. gives me an inspiration to run my own website. For those of you who are interested in street, travel photography, who wants to find information about trends in contemporary photographic art, I highly recommend you to visit Eric’s blog. He also has a Facebook fan page, where he publishes the latest updates.
This is my first post in my serious blogging life. Of course there was an instagram, vk, facebook etc… But I will count exactly this moment as a starting point. The beginning of the path on which I’ll be going for many years.