I was recently up to some housekeeping and stumbled on a set of images from 2017. Thinking back, I had just recently acquired the Hasselblad back then. I was still on its learning curve and did not trust myself completely with it - so I shot this event with a digital camera as well. The Hassy was more of a backup then; if I popped off a good shot or two, success!
Seeing these images years later, wow! That color pop and depth, it's what made me stick to shooting with it despite the time, expense, and uncertainty involved. It's quite the opposite for me today. The Hassy is often my main rig, with digital as the backup and for those quick exports to Instagram or social media. Nothing much has changed with my kit either, the 'normal' Zeiss 80mm is a fantastic lens and up for anything. The only thing I've added consistently since is a polarizing filter.
Enjoy these lost and found images from Tejastreffpunkt 2017!
Shot with: Hasselblad 500CM | Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 | Kodak Portra 400
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