Jono Shields

learning all the things

Getting into Portraits with the Pentax 6x7

A beige coloured cat hissing at me

We went to Stanley Bay in the evening to catch the sun setting behind the harbour bridge and as I was setting up this cat appeared.

It would not stop hissing at me. It was seriously pissed off for some reason. And then when I got closer to take a photo it hissed loudly and started coming towards me.

I wussed out and ran away, but managed to get this shot.

A clenched fist on the chest

I am enjoying the level of detail that I can get out of these medium format shots. I feel like when taking portraits especially there is a whole other feeling that you get with medium format.

Portrait of a girl in a Ponch (black and white)

Also, when I take images of landscapes sometimes I feel like that extra detail doesn’t add much.

So I find that I need to be more careful when shooting landscapes with this camera (samples below).

Muriwai Gannet Colony, an outcrop over the ocean with nesting seabirds

A boathouse under a tree nestled between the rocks

Silhouette of a man against the setting sun