My go to camera is the Fuji GW690iii, I absolutely love it. The fact that it is so basic by today’s standards, yet the results it produces are stunning, every single time.
I love the limits that this camera impose on me. The fixed 90mm lens makes me think about my compositions, as there is no alternative, whilst the lack of a meter or any other electronic parts make me stop and think each time before I press the shutter. Oh, and the fact that I get 8 shots to a roll REALLY makes me think before I press the shutter. The rangefinder on the camera is excellent, and despite the loud clunk every time I take a photo, this camera is flawless in my opinion.
I’m a big fan of trying new things with my camera. As a photography teacher, I am constantly trying new techniques and methods, in the hope I can pass something onto one of my students one day.
Early in February we had a portrait workshop at school, where a local camera store teamed up with a professional model to provide our students with a backdrop, lighting setup, and opportunities to work like the pros. Before this session I had NEVER shot with off-camera flash before, NEVER shot with any flash on film before, NEVER shot with a model before and NEVER had to shoot this fast on the GW690iii before.
So I thought, hey, why not?! Let’s give it a go, what could possibly go wrong?!
So, here are 5 frames from that session….I hope you like them as much as I do.
Film stock: Fuji Pro 400H
Model: Bernadette Lemon