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Untold Story



From my collection of "cameras that tell a story". Shot with one light, three fill cards and one flag. Camera used for this shot was a Nikon D700 wit...
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From my collection of "cameras that tell a story". Shot with one light, three fill cards and one flag. Camera used for this shot was a Nikon D700 with an older Nikon ED Nikkor 50mm f1.4. Shot at 100 ISO, 1-6th at f-1.4.
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12 Comments | Report
BobTam Platinum
 
BobTam March 12, 2018
You must have a room full of cameras! ;)
chiphendershot Platinum
chiphendershot March 12, 2018
Yes, but more like a barn full. All conditions from mint to the ugly cameras that have a storyto tell. Thanks!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 15, 2018
Awesome capture! Congrats.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden March 15, 2018
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
chiphendershot Platinum
chiphendershot March 15, 2018
Thank you so much!!!
kimberlyjmayo
 
kimberlyjmayo March 15, 2018
I'm so proud to know you!!! Congratulations on your big win!!!
chiphendershot Platinum
chiphendershot March 15, 2018
Thanks for your very kind words Kim!!!
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank March 16, 2018
Now that is one exceptional image and worthy of the photo challenge win if not more. My compliments on a well orchestrated composition.
chiphendershot Platinum
chiphendershot March 16, 2018
Thank you very much for you generous compliment!!
speterson6
 
speterson6 April 04, 2018
Lovely still life. Nice work chip.
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chiphendershot April 04, 2018
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement :)
victorsmith
 
victorsmith April 22, 2018
I love the plate camera to the right. I use one just like it
chiphendershot Platinum
chiphendershot April 22, 2018
Very cool! It was a lot fun setting up and photographing these cameras.
denniswerntz
 
denniswerntz September 18, 2018
Nice shot!
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chiphendershot September 19, 2018
Thank you very much!!!
daveseye PRO
 
daveseye September 18, 2018
Looks beaten up. The one on the right looks like one of my Poco (again, dating back to the late 1800's) Very cool.
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chiphendershot September 19, 2018
These are part of my collection of ugly cameras or cameras. I love the characture they show. Thanks!
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BBBimagemediastudios January 04, 2019
So creative with this work two thumbs up
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chiphendershot January 07, 2019
Thank you so much!!!
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martfine September 13, 2020
Impressive collection of images.
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chiphendershot September 13, 2020
Thank you for your words of encouragement. Very much appreciated!
photofairy PRO
 
photofairy December 03, 2020
Every picture tells a story and this one looks as if there is a lot of history behind it! Great job!!
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chiphendershot December 03, 2020
Thank you so much Patty!

Behind The Lens

Location
I photographed this in my home studio. The cameras are part of my "Ugly Cameras That Tell A Story" cameras collection.
Time
I shot this photograph on a Saturday afternoon in my basement. I had many hours of visualizing this image and was excited to see it come together as worked through the shoot.
Lighting
I wanted to shoot using a large lens opening, so from the start I chose to use only one light. I bounced the 250W LED light off the ceiling and I used three addition fill cards and one flag.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D700 with an older Nikon ED AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens. My camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod. Light source was a Core SWX Torch LED Bolt 250W light. Fill cards were white foam core and flag was black foam core. You can do a lot with one light and a few pieces of foam core.
Inspiration
I have been collecting cameras most of my life. During this time I've developed a love for cameras that show unusual wear or heavy use. Cameras are like walls, if they could only talk about where they have been and how they were used they would have a quite a story to tell. Sure, cameras tell many stories with the pictures we take with them, but what about that worn camera sitting on the shelf in the antique shop that does not have any history? When creating this photo I wanted the viewers imagination to be stimulated by the unusual condition of the cameras.
Editing
I shoot in Raw and upload image files to Lightroom. For this image I made some basic adjustments and then exported it as a TIFF file. I opened the file in Photoshop and began to play, some dodging and burning, a little sharpening and other minor adjustments were applied. I used a recipe of other adjustments in Photoshop that helped to created the HDR look. Lastly I used the curves tool to give it a gentle bump in contrast.
In my camera bag
I shoot with a Nikon D850 and a Nikon D700 that has been converted to IR (infared). I have a large selection of Nikon ED AF and AF-S lenses as well as adapters to use older Canon FD mount manual focus lenses. I also use a Sony A7R mirrorless. I only use vintage C mount lenses with my Sony. My favorite C mount brands are Kinoptik, Angeniuex, Cooke, Wollensak and Birns & Sawyer Hollywood lenses. These lenses were designed for 16mm cine cameras. I use these lenses for the amazing creamy bokeh they create. I use several editing tools. I always import my RAW files to Lightroom and make a few adjustments. After that I am in Topaz Studio where I spend the most time post-processing. I end up with some finishing touches in Photoshop.
Feedback
Plan your shoot and write down your ideas. View each image you capture, look at your lighting, check for possible distractions and study your subject matter. If possible leave your set up in place until you finish post processing.

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