Friday, November 4, 2016
Model Photos with a Yashica EZS Zoom 70
I picked up this Yashica EZS Zoom 70 at a Goodwill store. A fairly straight forward, limited feature 35mm film point & shoot. It's got a cool look and fits easily into my hand. A bit bulky for my taste for a point & shoot, but I wanted to give it a go. I've always had good luck with Yashicas.
The camera was super clean when I got it. Battery compartment completely clean, lens clean and operated smoothly. I probably paid less than $3.
I decided to take it to a recent model test studio shoot. I've gotten into the habit of bringing a film camera during my test, fashion and model shoots and popping off a few frames. I've started a series on my Facebook page called "Girls On Film". Get it, the Duran Duran song...??
Anyway, I shot about 1/2 roll of Ilford XP2 Super 400 film during my shoot with model Anastasiya Finogenova with LModelz Model Management. I just had her pose casually against various backgrounds. In all cases the flash fired (set to auto) which gave it a somewhat blown-out look which was cool.
I developed the film myself and scanned it using my cheapo Epsom V370 scanner. I REALLY like the results. Totally surprised at the quality and vibe from the film camera. I'll definitely use it again (this weekend maybe??).
A couple of photos of Anastasiya...just cropped in Lightroom and a touch of Clarity added.