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Yashica Electro 35 G – pad of death repair

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Film camera Yashica Electro 35 G Polish language version Beautiful design. Since the day I saw it somewhere on the internet, I couldn’t get it out of my head. Promising f/1.7 45 mm lens, rangefinder and almost automatic.There is only aperture value to set and the camera is adjusting the right exposure using the built in lightmeter. It makes some more creative combinations of parameters unavailable, yet it’s not a real problem. Shooting speed, image quality and design are most important with this model.

VILIA camera is back

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Vilia camera by Belomo, the classic simplicity Three years ago I took a photo of my old 35mm film camera VILIA as one of 356 other photos in my Project 365 challenge. Few months ago I finally started to shoot with it again and that made me so happy. As I wrote then, there should be an old exposed roll of film inside, but it was empty. Don’t know what happened or maybe I just forgot it’s not there. Anyway after several years I loaded it with a brand new Fujifilm Superia ISO 200 film and already tested it in action. Everything works perfect, I have to use manual settings,…
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Stock photography earnings, 17 months

Another 17 months of selling images As I’m not publishing monthly  reports anymore it was about time to create an actual summary of what is going on in my corner. The period covered starts with the highest peak in Shutterstock (SS), from November 2012 to April 2014. The Progress line in the chart makes it clear, so there is no need for more explanations I suppose.  Overall trend is forced by all agencies except Shutterstock. Last year I had some resolutions and high expectations to work more on my portfolio, yet life changed everything. So in 2013 I uploaded very few images and was much less active online. Fortunately I’m…
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Acrylic painting class – Painter at work

Acrylics on canvas – day 8, 9 and 10 In our last 3 classes we had to use acrylics on canvas to picture a  painter  in surrounding environment. While we was working indoors, inside the sculpture gallery the additional difficulty (except life painting a human figure) was to compose the picture. Day 7 To make it easier t’s good to create few sketches before starting to paint.  First I decided whom I’m going to paint and I made a really quick sketch of the setup. Person, the gesture, the easel and some less important background. Took me about 10-15 minutes  to get the composition.

Painting people in the park in gouache

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Gouache paint on location – classes LESSON 7 On thatday I had to paint the park and trees again… which really isn’t my favorite subject. It’s enough for me to think only about sketching a tree and I feel sick. Well, that was the job. Painting above is a “finished” study created during the class. We had about 3 hours to compose, sketch and paint some piece of art.  I already know that painting while in the class is much harder than the normal session at home or even en plein air. All those people around and the form of an exercise… studying the subject while listening to the master…
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Sanguine – daily sketches collection

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Here is a collection of drawings created using the sanguine and some white pastel in highlights here and there. Warm color of sanguine makes the sketches look better and more natural, at least for me. It’s also a pleadure to feel the medium while drawing. Certainly it’s one of my favorite drawing tools, although I still need to improve the balance between the paper background, shadows and highlights to stop thinking too much and get the desired effect. Hope you like it anyway. For most recent works find me on Instagram

Gouache painting, Bottle & grapes

Still life painting in gouache – study I found that switchng mediums is the best way for me to learn new things and find new ways to express myself later in those mediums. Solving problems in watercolor, helps while painting in gouache, pastel studies bring new ideas for oil painting etc. So there is another gouache painting still life study. The purpose was to mix less colors to get more vibrant ones, to get the contrast right, reserve whites and do not use any masking fluids. Also to create a semi realistic painting including a glass object.

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