Combo #128 & #129 (Otrebor Onisru)

By on June 18, 2013
Lens:  Tejas 
Film:  DreamCanvas 
Flash:  Pop Rox 

Lens:  Tejas 
Film:  DreamCanvas 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 

"Photography in Africa is challenging with Hipstamatic… Unfortunately I believe that all the virtual lenses and flashes, films and combos have been 'tested' only on white people. I have tried all possible solutions to get clear facial contours in bright light photographing black people. The only real solution I have found is using profusely the Pop Rox flash.
During a recent weekend on the 'Lazy Lagoon' Island south of Dar es Salaam, I used the Tejas and Dreamcanvas combo. I love Dreamcanvas , a quite underestimated this film. If used in really bright light, the canvas will 'disappear' mostly, and reveal bright, natural colours. If used in darker light situations, the canvas can result in an over “artificial” effect. Tejas instead is a “blue” lens, that darkens and if used without flashes, gives a nice sepia tone to the pictures.
The combination is not easy to use in all situations, but with the correct subjects and lighting, combined with the PopRox flash if used on African people can give great results. Using the Jolly Rainbo 2X darkens everything, but gives great contrast to african skys during the rainy season… And those dragonflies are so difficult to catch!"

Otrebor Onisru

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