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Scott Alan Photography

Creating portraits and documenting life!

One Camera. One Lens. Two film stocks.

As of late, I’ve seen many people asking online if they could only have one camera and one lens, what would it be… After some thought I came to the conclusion that licking just one camera and one lens would be very difficult for me as I like a variety of different types of photography. But if I had to pick my favorite combination that provided a look that I really liked, I would have to choose the Bronica ETRS 645 medium format camera and the Zenzanon Bronica 150mm f3.5 lens. I just absolutely love the look this combination gives for portrait work.

I decided to do a photoshoot using this camera and lens combination. I also decided that since I had not shot Kodak TMAX film since my college days back in the late 1990s to 2001, that I would pick up a couple rolls and put them through the camera. I also shot a roll of one of my current favorite films which is Fomapan 100.

Here are the images from the shoot…


This last one was shot with Fomapan 100…

Watch “Pentax ZX 50 : My First Camera” on YouTube

Portraits by Scott Alan : Blurb book

I just finished my magazine. It includes over 200 pages of my favorite portraits that I’ve made over the years. While I don’t plan to sell many copies, if any at all, I mainly created this so that my children, grandchildren, and future generations would be able to see some of the work I’ve created. I am pretty excited about getting the hard copy in my hands. For now only the digital version is able to be viewed, purchased and downloaded. If you enjoy my work as well as my blog or youtube channel my purchasing a digital copy you can help support what I do my photography endeavors. Thank you all for being so supportive and encouraging over the years 🙏✌️

https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/8742419/51176c764143424fa9a557ff4236381584621bc2

A lighting set up…

Several people have asked me about how I did the Yoga portraits I recently posted. Here are a few of the photos again along with the basic set up. I made this shot before I had the lighting exactly right but you can at least get the idea of how it was set up.

Lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. This whole set up is less than $200

A Yoga Portrait Session

I recently did photos for a yoga instructor. We had access to a few different spots in the physical education building at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. We decided to do the shoot on one of the raquet ball courts. The head shots were made in a hallway near the raquet ball courts.

All images were created with:

Canon 60D

Canon 50mm f1.8 lens

Yongnuo 565 ex II Speedlight

Vivitar 285 hv Speedlight

60″ Neewer octabox

Camera settings stayed constant at:

ISO 100

1/250 sec

F11

Photography Meetups BTS

Photography meetups are a great way to connect and network with others in the photography community. I pulled these photos out of the archive from February of 2012.

RIP Harry Steelman. You are missed. 








Camera: Canon 7D
Location: Tyler, Texas 2/2012
Model: Kari J Kramer

Sometimes photos

Sometimes your photos won’t win any awards…
Sometimes your photos won’t get a lot of likes on social media…
Sometimes your photos only speak to you…
And sometimes that’s all that matters…

Fuji xt 10
Fujinon 55-200mm f2.8-4

Kodak Portra 400

I shoot more black and white film than color but when I shoot color I have 3 film stocks that are my go to for different reasons. They are Kodak Ektar 100, Fuji Superia XTRA 400, and Kodak Portra 400. I generally shoot Kodak Portra 400 when I’m doing portraits. I’ll even shoot film and use Portra on paid portrait shoots. Portra is a pretty versatile film and it looks good at box speeds as well as over exposed by a stop or two. Here are some examples of what Kodak Portra looks like. These are unedited photos straight from the film scans.

More Photos made from the Fuji XT 10

So after investing in the Fuji XT 10 system I ended up with 4 lenses: the 18-55, 55-200, 60mm f2.8 macro, and a samyang 12mm. I had this system for about a year and a half and I had to reluctantly sell it to pay off some bills. I do miss the system and I’d buy into the Fuji system again if I could justify it or had the opportunity. Here are more images that I made while I had that camera.

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