I did a fashion shoot on location in an abandoned building recently with model Katie Allen. I was joined by local fashion photographer Wil Foster. Lots of interesting architecture and natural light to work with. Of course, I used my digital kit for the main shoot. However, I also brought this little cutie to the shoot. A super compact Canon SureShot 80u 35mm point & shoot.
This was another Goodwill find some time ago. Not sure when I got it, but it's completely clean. The camera packs a 38-80mm zoom lens and a groovy art deco vibe to the body. I loaded it with a roll of Ilford XP2 400 B&W film and put it in my camera bag.
During the shoot I pulled out the SureShot and popped off a few shots during each clothing & location change. Since this was a "real" shoot there was also studio lighting equipment involved. Because the lighting in the building was somewhat low, the SureShot's flash went off on every shot. After a few shots I realized the camera's flash was triggering the slave mode on the Profoto lights and setting them off as well. No wonder a few of the shots were completely blown out. The struggle is real.
On all the shots I kept the zoom at 38mm. Everything was automatic. The parallax framing in the optical viewfinder was a bit hard to see in the environment so some of the pictures were not framed like I wanted, but seriously, this is minor.
I dig the camera. Really easy to use and I am surprised at the quality of the prints. BTW, I developed the film myself and scanned the negatives using my low end Epson V370.
A few of the shots. No post processing except to straighten / crop & apply a bit of sharpening.
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