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Kodak Portra & Plustek scanner

mickyates film, Kodak, Leica, Photography, Street photography 0 Comments

I love using Kodak Portra, as I find that the skin tones especially are very pleasing. I tend to use the 400ISO version, and shoot the film in several cameras. Recently, I finished a roll in my Leica M6, which can only be described as close to the perfect film camera. I shot using an Elmarit 28mm F/2.8, a lovely, sharp (and …

Budapest Streets – Colour or B&W?

mickyates B&W, Budapest, Color Efex Pro, Hungary, Leica, Photography, Silver Efex Pro, Street photography, Travel 0 Comments

That age-old question – colour or black & white? Leica shooters are tagged with so often being monochrome, especially on the streets. And, yes, that does bring out the forms, the action and the story. But does it “cheat” on the context? Rarely is a busy street scene simple, and there is of course an art to framing the real focus of …