I needed to shoot some pictures with my Sputnik for a traveling folio that I’m a part of. It was my turn to remove my old photos, and add some new ones. Because the goal is to make medium format double-image 3D pairs which you look at in a plastic viewer that you hold up to the light, I was shooting slide film.
I wanted the challenge of shooting with a flash. I had done it once before, with the Sputnik, and some of the shots turned out pretty well. So again, I put the Sputnik on a flash bracket, and hooked up the Vivitar 285HV with a sync cable.
Unfortunately, most of the photos were a bit underexposed. Or too underexposed. 😦 I had tried shooting with the flash set to the same power on a digital camera & same ISO, but it just didn’t work out too well.
I compensated for the underexposure when scanning, but they’re still a bit dark.
Don’t get me wrong, I like them, because they’re different and unexpected. And that’s why we shoot film, right?
Also, I wasn’t doing myself a favor by using expired slide film.
But I had a good time, and the pictures are still fun.