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Billy Newman | Watson falls

I photographed Watson falls with 100 speed kodak ektar film. Interesting film – I talk about film photography a lot but I have very little experience with different film stock. I am a complete novice when it comes to that.  Watson falls carries an intense amount of power.  Even at this distance, the spray and wind are very present. Notice the water droplets on the front of the lens.    

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Billy Newman | Eugene neighborhood.

I am really appreciating the contrast and saturation that film images are able to capture.  I know that it varies with film stock, but I think that the image – straight out of the camera – is closer to the final product I am after. This nice little neighborhood south of the UO campus had great evening light. 

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Billy Newman | Happy Fire Hydrant

This fire hydrant is ready to go. I like things that have this scope of anthropomorphism  Character is something I tried to talk a lot about in my last book. Working with Film- I’m sure you can find a link on this site.  Or visit www.workingwithfilm.info if you want to check it out.  

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Billy Newman | Spring Walk

I’ve been working on a collection of new film photos over the past month. This image was made with my nikon n80 film camera. An old hand me down from my cousin. Happy to be getting some real work out of it.      while I am working with film, I try to be more able give with my composition.  I am rarely trying to produce the next greatest photograph. I want these photos to capture more of a mood. In this photo I really like the soft low evening light that back lights the grass and flowers. Shooting wide open at f1.8 is an overused gimmick in slr photography, maybe not a ‘gimmick’ – more like a name drop, but I like the sureal soft look it adds to my images.  Surrealism, Impressionism, that’s what I want. I always …

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Kelly Christensen Memorial Scholarship 2014.

It was a great honor to present the 2014 Christensen Scholarahip on behalf of the Christensen family.   Thank you to everyone who contributed to this community driven scholarship,  if you would like to know more please visit www.christensenscholarship.org