Lockdown Street Photography: Port Talbot with Fred Herzog Kodachrome

Today was the first chance that I had to really go out and test my new Fujifilm X-T3 and my new film recipe I’ve been working on based on Fred Herzog’s Kodachrome images.

I’ve really liked the look of his work, and although it was Kodachrome slide film that he used, he had a certain look with to me is simply intriguing and stunning. Shooting the mundane, shooting the everyday things were all take for granted, the images came alive with the strong colours of the film.

So today I took these images. All colour is straight from camera, the only thing I edited was performing a crop to them and adding a border, so achieved in Snapseed.

These images were taken in strong sunlight. For this year I have not yet included any white balance shifts to the images. The full recipe will be coming to the website soon, and included in this blog when it is completed.

I would love feedback on these. You can view original images by Fred Herzog at This Website Please take into account, the time different, people’s clothes, images on buildings and almost everything was very different back then, which of course gives Frank’s images an altogether different look.

Street Photography In Port Talbot Food Festival With 27mm Lens

When you are a photographer, you need to make a choice how you are going to take photographs. As part of the one camera one lens ethos, tonight’s location shoot took place with a 27mm F/2.8 pancake lens in the centre of Port Talbot. There was a small food fayre there, and it was great to get out and capture people and places. It wasn’t the biggest event in the World, but the people were friendly and the food was good!

You have to be an experienced photographer, with a lot of belief in yourself to pull off shooting with only one focal length. Luckily in places such as this, its a good training ground for you to train and focus on what you need. There are so many photographers who would be zooming in and out of scenes to get the photo, but so much is missed, and when you get longer, you are out of the situation.

Here are a selection of the photographs taken tonight. All EXIF data is in the photo and they can be viewed full screen. The were edited in Photoscape X Pro, where a little tweaking was done to get the desired look I was after. Shot in camera with the Classic Chrome film similation.

All the above photographs are shown in chronological order, so that you get a feel of the journey we took. Ending in the Brian’s Fish Bar where we has a bag of chips!

Thank you to everyone who allowed us to photograph them! The food market is held the last Thursday of every month as the Transport Hub in Port Talbot, Wales, next to the train station.

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