Ukrainian photographer Olexiy Shportun has created a picture seize system that mixes a digital digicam with a system that resembles a big format movie digicam to supply dreamy, bokeh-rich still-life photographs and portraits.
Shportun’s full digicam system is big and sluggish to make use of by fashionable requirements, nevertheless it permits him to attain pictures which have a shallow depth of discipline and dreamy high quality that bypasses what would usually not be potential by means of extra standard seize strategies.
He says that his thought was to create a digital model of an analog giant format photograph, however keep away from the colour photograph course of related to movie of this measurement.
“This technique doesn’t require any form of disposal of photochemistry,” he says. “In comparison with photographing by means of a viewfinder, this technique offers the next high quality picture since it’s devoid of issues with grain, vignetting, and rings from the fresnel lens and the design of your entire digicam is extra compact than cameras created on the precept of capturing by means of frosted glass.”
Shportun says that he got here up with this concept whereas experimenting with combining digital and analog philosophies, as he used to take photographs on photograph paper on a home made giant format digicam.
“For a very long time, I couldn’t obtain acceptable picture high quality when capturing by means of frosted glass,” he says. “I used to be in search of the most effective supplies for a matte display, varied tracing paper, and movies, Fresnel lenses, and sooner or later, I believed, why not strategy this downside from the opposite facet?”
The looks of his system resembles a big format digicam.
“The distinction is that the rear customary is only a movable wall that measures 40×40 centimeters with a white matte display going through in the direction of the digicam,” he explains. Within the illustration under, he reveals the place of the front-facing lens and the digital digicam in comparison with the display.
“The entrance customary homes a big format lens which has a picture discipline over 40 centimeters in diameter when targeted to infinity. On the similar time, the gap from the rear of the lens to the white display is 30 centimeters. A digital digicam with a zoom lens (in my case, 14-42mm) is put in above the lens and directed by means of a gap within the entrance customary onto a white display.”
Shportun initiatives a picture from the big format lens and captures it together with his digital digicam to that’s going through inwards in the direction of the display to create a completed picture.
“Whereas capturing, you first must look by means of the viewfinder of the digital digicam and focus the white display on the photographed object to border the picture,” he explains. “After that, it’s essential to moreover focus the digital digicam lens to the white display.”
He says that it’s after all potential to straight join the large-format lens to his digital digicam with an adapter, however he argues that might solely grant him a “depressing” portion of the picture discipline of the lens and was due to this fact not an answer he was prepared to entertain.
His approach is sluggish and methodical, however Schportun says it permits him to make digital giant format-style pictures.
“We get colour digital pictures with an incredible depth of discipline with solely a compact digicam with a zoom lens at our disposal,” he explains.
Picture credit: Photographs by Olexiy Shportun and used with permission.