Natalie Oberg

Natalie Oberg (@natalieanalog)

Bio:Landscape + Film 🎞⛰ Wandering with 8x10 - 4x5 - 120 cameras Article at Ilford 👇👇👇

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The freshly developed negatives are on the scanning table, the old negatives are being rescanned too for something exciting coming, the gear has been CLA’ed and is being packed for upcoming trips and I’m like, yeah, great to spend a weekend preparing for the next adventure after just coming back home from almost four months away 🙌😅 ⠀
So how’s your weekend?⠀
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The freshly developed negatives are on the scanning table, the old negatives are being rescanned too for something exciting coming, the gear has been CLA’ed and is being packed for upcoming trips and I’m like, yeah, great to spend a weekend preparing for the next adventure after just coming back home from almost four months away 🙌😅 ⠀ So how’s your weekend?⠀ .⠀  #ilford  #ilfordfilm  #ilfordphoto  #ilforddelta100  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #rolleiflex  #istillahootfilm  #6x6  #mediumformat

The first film camera I ever bought was this Busch Pressman D, a 4x5 press camera from around 1957. In a very good condition it came straight from Chicago with four filmholders, with markings ”Chicago Police” 😲 There was even a sheet of film in one of the holders, I don’t know if it ever was exposed, but on the other hand may not have wanted to see if it actually was 😅
So this is my first film camera story. What was your first camera?
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Also, kind of curious to know if you would develop that sheet if you found one in a 60 year old police filmholder?
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Photo by @anteroinen_photography
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#film #filmphotography #analog #analogue #buschpressman #4x5 #istillshootfilm #oldcamera #vintage #analogphotography #analoguephotography #presscamera

The first film camera I ever bought was this Busch Pressman D, a 4x5 press camera from around 1957. In a very good condition it came straight from Chicago with four filmholders, with markings ”Chicago Police” 😲 There was even a sheet of film in one of the holders, I don’t know if it ever was exposed, but on the other hand may not have wanted to see if it actually was 😅 So this is my first film camera story. What was your first camera? . Also, kind of curious to know if you would develop that sheet if you found one in a 60 year old police filmholder? . Photo by @anteroinen_photography .  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #buschpressman  #4x5  #istillshootfilm  #oldcamera  #vintage  #analogphotography  #analoguephotography  #presscamera

This was an unpredictable scene, but the kind where you can’t wait to see the negative. The light was all over the place, almost flickering and with 30sec exposure it could be anything. I don’t know about you, but I get really excited about strange light!
And on this I want to also send my big congratulations to @ilfordphoto on their 140th birthday! This was shot on Delta100, hence the contrast, detail and the richness of tone 🎞😍⛰
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This was an unpredictable scene, but the kind where you can’t wait to see the negative. The light was all over the place, almost flickering and with 30sec exposure it could be anything. I don’t know about you, but I get really excited about strange light! And on this I want to also send my big congratulations to @ilfordphoto on their 140th birthday! This was shot on Delta100, hence the contrast, detail and the richness of tone 🎞😍⛰ .⠀  #ilfordfilm  #ilforddelta100  #ilfordphoto  #ilford  #largeformat  #largeformatphotography  #chamonixviewcamera  #8x10  #viewcamera  #fieldcamera  #film  #analog  #analogue  #filmphotography  #istillshootfilm  #10x8  #lakedistrict

Filters. They are really important for landscape photography and colour filters are really important for b&w photography. So what colour filters should one choose? Here’s an overview of some standard colours for landscape photography ⛰🎞
• YELLOW - you can use it pretty much all the time when shooting in daylight. It darkens sky to make the clouds stand out and renders foliage in lighter shades. This filter is commonly used to reproduce a correct tone in the scene. It is not a filter for any dramatic effects, I see it more as a tone correction filter. ⠀
• DEEP YELLOW - darkens blues more than standard yellow creating a more contrasty exposure. I see this filter as a moderate contrast enhancer and if you have a lot of blue light you want to correct for. ⠀
• ORANGE - a great contrast filter and an all-around drama enhancer. It will render the skies dark and penetrate through midday haze. It is easy to work with and creates exposures that are visually well-balanced yet dramatic. I just really like this filter. ⠀
• RED - the ultimate bold drama and visual impact filter. Blue skies will become black, parts of the landscape with yellow/orange/red colours will become tones lighter, some almost white. This filter will create the most contrast. It is really fun to use and experiment with. ⠀
•GREEN - an invaluable filter for photographing foliage in B&W. Dark green leaves and tree lines will ususally become dark and lacking volume but  a green filter will reproduce them lighter and give a more visually pleasing look with tonal separation. ⠀
• BLUE - not a filter one would usually hear about since it is not so commonly used, but thought I’ll include it here for fun. Think of it as an opposite of yellow - the blue will become lighter and yellows darker. Great to enhance mood in foggy and misty scenes, can create interesting high key exposures with blue skies and create visually interesting tones in scenes with yellow.
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Do you use colour filters for your B&W photography?⠀
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Filters. They are really important for landscape photography and colour filters are really important for b&w photography. So what colour filters should one choose? Here’s an overview of some standard colours for landscape photography ⛰🎞 • YELLOW - you can use it pretty much all the time when shooting in daylight. It darkens sky to make the clouds stand out and renders foliage in lighter shades. This filter is commonly used to reproduce a correct tone in the scene. It is not a filter for any dramatic effects, I see it more as a tone correction filter. ⠀ • DEEP YELLOW - darkens blues more than standard yellow creating a more contrasty exposure. I see this filter as a moderate contrast enhancer and if you have a lot of blue light you want to correct for. ⠀ • ORANGE - a great contrast filter and an all-around drama enhancer. It will render the skies dark and penetrate through midday haze. It is easy to work with and creates exposures that are visually well-balanced yet dramatic. I just really like this filter. ⠀ • RED - the ultimate bold drama and visual impact filter. Blue skies will become black, parts of the landscape with yellow/orange/red colours will become tones lighter, some almost white. This filter will create the most contrast. It is really fun to use and experiment with. ⠀ •GREEN - an invaluable filter for photographing foliage in B&W. Dark green leaves and tree lines will ususally become dark and lacking volume but a green filter will reproduce them lighter and give a more visually pleasing look with tonal separation. ⠀ • BLUE - not a filter one would usually hear about since it is not so commonly used, but thought I’ll include it here for fun. Think of it as an opposite of yellow - the blue will become lighter and yellows darker. Great to enhance mood in foggy and misty scenes, can create interesting high key exposures with blue skies and create visually interesting tones in scenes with yellow. ⠀ Do you use colour filters for your B&W photography?⠀ .  #largeformat  #film  #analog  #analogue  #8x10  #filmphotography  #realfilm  #leefilters  #fieldcamera  #toyo  #toyo8x10  #viewcamera  #istillshootfilm

Negative scanning. One of the most asked questions and would kind of need a video to show exactly how it is done.  But in a nutshell most of the time I do manual “scanning” with a digital camera. My tests show that I can get a drum scanner quality with this technique. For large format negatives I would do several photos per negative, and stitch them in a software. Depending on a resolution I need I can do everything from one exposure to 36, where the latter would give a resolution of up to 1G for a 8x10 negative (which was a benchmark test). Now, being really time consuming, large number of exposures per negative is not something I do often and frankly it is rarely needed. For normal purposes I would just do one to four exposures per negative. This technique works well for me since I’ve already got a digital cameras for work and the only thing I had to invest in was Kaiser copy stand. The digital camera I use is Canon 5DsR and 100mm 1:1 macro lens.
I’ve also got a scanner, Epson V850 Pro. I’m still not sure about my sentiments regarding it. It seems to miss focus with 8x10 negatives and would require some custom built holders. I also suspect it giving me a lower dynamic range than Canon camera and I’ve just got to spend more time with it to see if I can get it to do for me what I want. However since camera scanning works so well for me I just go with it every time. 
What is your scanning technique? Flatbed, camera, lab?
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#ilfordfilm #ilforddelta100 #ilford #scanning #film #analogue #analog #analogphotography #rolleiflex #mediumformat #6x6 #iceland #vestrahorn #istillshootfilm

Negative scanning. One of the most asked questions and would kind of need a video to show exactly how it is done. But in a nutshell most of the time I do manual “scanning” with a digital camera. My tests show that I can get a drum scanner quality with this technique. For large format negatives I would do several photos per negative, and stitch them in a software. Depending on a resolution I need I can do everything from one exposure to 36, where the latter would give a resolution of up to 1G for a 8x10 negative (which was a benchmark test). Now, being really time consuming, large number of exposures per negative is not something I do often and frankly it is rarely needed. For normal purposes I would just do one to four exposures per negative. This technique works well for me since I’ve already got a digital cameras for work and the only thing I had to invest in was Kaiser copy stand. The digital camera I use is Canon 5DsR and 100mm 1:1 macro lens. I’ve also got a scanner, Epson V850 Pro. I’m still not sure about my sentiments regarding it. It seems to miss focus with 8x10 negatives and would require some custom built holders. I also suspect it giving me a lower dynamic range than Canon camera and I’ve just got to spend more time with it to see if I can get it to do for me what I want. However since camera scanning works so well for me I just go with it every time. What is your scanning technique? Flatbed, camera, lab? .  #ilfordfilm  #ilforddelta100  #ilford  #scanning  #film  #analogue  #analog  #analogphotography  #rolleiflex  #mediumformat  #6x6  #iceland  #vestrahorn  #istillshootfilm

So this just happened! 😱😃 THANK YOU EVERYONE, all 10k of you, for following, commenting and making this such a great experience. I must say that I started this account to share some of my analog scans, but it has evolved into something I am really proud of - an inspirational community that I can interact with. So grateful for each and every one of you for sharing the passion and your knowledge, experience and field stories. This one is for you, guys!
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So this just happened! 😱😃 THANK YOU EVERYONE, all 10k of you, for following, commenting and making this such a great experience. I must say that I started this account to share some of my analog scans, but it has evolved into something I am really proud of - an inspirational community that I can interact with. So grateful for each and every one of you for sharing the passion and your knowledge, experience and field stories. This one is for you, guys! .  #10kfollowers  #thankyou  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #analogphotography  #analoguephotography  #rolleiflex  #hasselblad  #chamonixviewcamera  #buschpressman  #8x10  #10x8  #4x5  #5x4  #6x6  #largeformat  #mediumformat  #istillshootfilm

One of my favourite shots using a red filter and a stopper. Doubling the filters can give some fantastic results, but needs a bit of practice to calculate the correct exposure. What are your favourite filters to use?⠀
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This 8x10 photo has been awarded an Honorable Mention at Monochrome Awards 2018.
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On another note, I have been a bit slow with replying to DMs and IG thought it was a good idea to delete all unreplied messages... sorry if I haven’t gotten back to you, if I haven’t replied to your question, please just resend it ☺️
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#largeformat #ilfordfilm #ilforddelta100 #ilfordphoto #ilford #leefilters #bnw #film #analogue #analog #istillshootfilm #filmisnotdead #chamonixviewcamera #8x10 #viewcamera #fieldcamera

One of my favourite shots using a red filter and a stopper. Doubling the filters can give some fantastic results, but needs a bit of practice to calculate the correct exposure. What are your favourite filters to use?⠀ . This 8x10 photo has been awarded an Honorable Mention at Monochrome Awards 2018. .⠀ On another note, I have been a bit slow with replying to DMs and IG thought it was a good idea to delete all unreplied messages... sorry if I haven’t gotten back to you, if I haven’t replied to your question, please just resend it ☺️ .  #largeformat  #ilfordfilm  #ilforddelta100  #ilfordphoto  #ilford  #leefilters  #bnw  #film  #analogue  #analog  #istillshootfilm  #filmisnotdead  #chamonixviewcamera  #8x10  #viewcamera  #fieldcamera

This was probably the fastest 8x10 exposure I ever took. The day turned into fast approaching twilight and we were ready to leave, but then I saw this tree and out the 8x10 goes again. This exposure was made in under 10 minutes, camera set up and all. I thought it was risky to rush it all like that, but sometimes the risks pay of 🙌
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This was probably the fastest 8x10 exposure I ever took. The day turned into fast approaching twilight and we were ready to leave, but then I saw this tree and out the 8x10 goes again. This exposure was made in under 10 minutes, camera set up and all. I thought it was risky to rush it all like that, but sometimes the risks pay of 🙌 :  #ilfordfilm  #ilforddelta100  #ilford  #chamonixviewcamera  #8x10  #viewcamera  #largeformat  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #istillshootfilm

I have mentioned on several occasions that apart from film landscape photography I am working with cinematography and many of you were curious. I have finally created a dedicated IG for natural history filming work my husband and I are doing, it is @natalie.obergwildlife . Looking forward for you to check it out! 🐵🎥

I have mentioned on several occasions that apart from film landscape photography I am working with cinematography and many of you were curious. I have finally created a dedicated IG for natural history filming work my husband and I are doing, it is @natalie.obergwildlife . Looking forward for you to check it out! 🐵🎥

Someone has asked me if you need to go somewhere spectacular to find good shots and inspiration or you can find places localy, even if where you live is kind of boring and uninspiring. The reality of it is that epic locations definitely give a more spectacular raw material to work with, but they are not always a must. I live in the Midlands, here it is as flat as it gets, with endless fields and not much else, but a lone tree here and there offers a great opportunity, so do clouds and skies. It has taught me to look and to see a bit better. It is not like you go to Iceland and if you dropped your camera and the shutter went off you’ll still end up with a great photo 😝 However there are so many amazing photographers I admire that can photograph just about anything and make it look and more importantly feel good. I always try to think about them when I think that there is nothing to photograph around. Anyway, what’s it like where you live?
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#Ilfordphoto #ilfordfilm #ilforddelta100 #filmphotography #film #analogue #analog #mediumformat #rolleiflex #istillshootfilm

Someone has asked me if you need to go somewhere spectacular to find good shots and inspiration or you can find places localy, even if where you live is kind of boring and uninspiring. The reality of it is that epic locations definitely give a more spectacular raw material to work with, but they are not always a must. I live in the Midlands, here it is as flat as it gets, with endless fields and not much else, but a lone tree here and there offers a great opportunity, so do clouds and skies. It has taught me to look and to see a bit better. It is not like you go to Iceland and if you dropped your camera and the shutter went off you’ll still end up with a great photo 😝 However there are so many amazing photographers I admire that can photograph just about anything and make it look and more importantly feel good. I always try to think about them when I think that there is nothing to photograph around. Anyway, what’s it like where you live? .  #Ilfordphoto  #ilfordfilm  #ilforddelta100  #filmphotography  #film  #analogue  #analog  #mediumformat  #rolleiflex  #istillshootfilm

It snowed here today! ❄️😀
I usually get asked what tripod head I use for the 8x10 and it is Gitzo
G1570M series 5, three way head. What about you?
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#chamonixviewcamera largeformatcamera #film #filmphotography #8x10 #analog #analoguephotography #viewcamerq #fieldcamera #gitzo

It snowed here today! ❄️😀 I usually get asked what tripod head I use for the 8x10 and it is Gitzo G1570M series 5, three way head. What about you? .  #chamonixviewcamera largeformatcamera  #film  #filmphotography  #8x10  #analog  #analoguephotography  #viewcamerq  #fieldcamera  #gitzo

One of my favourite large format exposures from last year ❄️🌲 Still no snow in England. Do you think it will snow this year at all? ⠀
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#ilfordphoto #ilfordfilm #ilforddelta100 #analogphotography #film #filmphotography #analog #analogue #istillshootfilm #8x10 #largeformat #viewcamera #filmcamera

One of my favourite large format exposures from last year ❄️🌲 Still no snow in England. Do you think it will snow this year at all? ⠀ .⠀  #ilfordphoto  #ilfordfilm  #ilforddelta100  #analogphotography  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #istillshootfilm  #8x10  #largeformat  #viewcamera  #filmcamera

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you had a great start of 2019 and have some exciting things already to look forward to.⠀
I would usually make lots of plans in the beginning of every year, but this time it is different. I am starting to work on some long-term projects and my goal this year is to keep going. Really excited about it, actually. ⠀
What about you, any trips planned, any photos you want to take, things to try, feats to accomplish?
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#chamonixviewcamera #newyear #8x10 #largeformat #largeformatcamera #film #filmphotography #analog #analogue #analogphotography #analoguephotography #fieldcamera #viewcamera #gitzo #gitzotripod #2019goals #2019

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you had a great start of 2019 and have some exciting things already to look forward to.⠀ I would usually make lots of plans in the beginning of every year, but this time it is different. I am starting to work on some long-term projects and my goal this year is to keep going. Really excited about it, actually. ⠀ What about you, any trips planned, any photos you want to take, things to try, feats to accomplish? . .  #chamonixviewcamera  #newyear  #8x10  #largeformat  #largeformatcamera  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #analogphotography  #analoguephotography  #fieldcamera  #viewcamera  #gitzo  #gitzotripod  #2019goals  #2019

This is to new magnificent adventures in the new year! ⠀
Have a lovely celebration, everyone. My jam is on the quiet side with family and friends and close to nature ✨❄️🗻 What about you?⠀
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#ilfordfilm #ilfordphoto #ilfordfp4 #film #filmphotography #analog #analogue #analogohotography #6x6 #mediumformat #filmisnotdead #rolleiflex

This is to new magnificent adventures in the new year! ⠀ Have a lovely celebration, everyone. My jam is on the quiet side with family and friends and close to nature ✨❄️🗻 What about you?⠀ .⠀  #ilfordfilm  #ilfordphoto  #ilfordfp4  #film  #filmphotography  #analog  #analogue  #analogohotography  #6x6  #mediumformat  #filmisnotdead  #rolleiflex

Hope everyone is having lovely holidays! 🎄❄️✨📸 My piece of kit for this festive season visiting family in Denmark and Sweden.
Do you have a favourite film stock for this season? I’ve brought a bag full with all kinds of colour negative and b&w films :)
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#merrychristmas #hasselblad #hasselbladfeatures #hasselbladculture #mediumformat #6x6 #film #filmphotography #analogue #analog #analogphotography #fuji800z #filmborn

Hope everyone is having lovely holidays! 🎄❄️✨📸 My piece of kit for this festive season visiting family in Denmark and Sweden. Do you have a favourite film stock for this season? I’ve brought a bag full with all kinds of colour negative and b&w films :) .  #merrychristmas  #hasselblad  #hasselbladfeatures  #hasselbladculture  #mediumformat  #6x6  #film  #filmphotography  #analogue  #analog  #analogphotography  #fuji800z  #filmborn

One of my favourite quotes these days: “What makes photography a strange invention - with unforeseeable consequences - is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” - John Berger⠀
Sounds both magical and romantic to me (kind of like analog photography in itself). ⠀
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Anyone else likes a good photography quote as much as I do? 🙌☺️
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#ilford #ilfordfilm #ilfordphoto #ilforddelta400 #analog #analogue #film #filmphotography #mediumformat #rolleiflex #rolleiflex2.8 #lakedistrict #6x6

One of my favourite quotes these days: “What makes photography a strange invention - with unforeseeable consequences - is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” - John Berger⠀ Sounds both magical and romantic to me (kind of like analog photography in itself). ⠀ ⠀ Anyone else likes a good photography quote as much as I do? 🙌☺️ . .  #ilford  #ilfordfilm  #ilfordphoto  #ilforddelta400  #analog  #analogue  #film  #filmphotography  #mediumformat  #rolleiflex  #rolleiflex2.8  #lakedistrict  #6x6

I’ve been asked a good question the other day: how do I keep my hands warm in cold to freezing conditions while working with a large format camera. And it is a really good question indeed, because fingers freezing can be a real problem and you need them a lot for an extended period of time. 
My working solution so far (swipe right): a pair of thin merino wool gloves that allow me to work with the camera, a pair of really substantial hand warmers that keep the rest of the hand warm and chemical hand warmers when it gets really cold. If you have any good tips and tricks yourself, I would love to hear them! ☺️❄️☃️
(in the bts the temperature was already above zero, so I worked without gloves).
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#ilfordphoto #ilfordfilm #winterlandscape #winter #largeformat #largeformatcamera #largeformatphotography #8x10 #winterforest #film #analog #analogue #allformatcollective

I’ve been asked a good question the other day: how do I keep my hands warm in cold to freezing conditions while working with a large format camera. And it is a really good question indeed, because fingers freezing can be a real problem and you need them a lot for an extended period of time. My working solution so far (swipe right): a pair of thin merino wool gloves that allow me to work with the camera, a pair of really substantial hand warmers that keep the rest of the hand warm and chemical hand warmers when it gets really cold. If you have any good tips and tricks yourself, I would love to hear them! ☺️❄️☃️ (in the bts the temperature was already above zero, so I worked without gloves). . .  #ilfordphoto  #ilfordfilm  #winterlandscape  #winter  #largeformat  #largeformatcamera  #largeformatphotography  #8x10  #winterforest  #film  #analog  #analogue  #allformatcollective

This is what it looked like when the shot from the previous post was taken. Winter has arrived here, but no snow and not even close.
Has it snowed yet where you live? ❄️☃️
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#analogphotography #film #filmphotography #snow #largeformat #largeformatcamera #viewcamerq #chamonixviewcamera #istillshootfilm #bts #analogue #analogue #filmcamera

This is what it looked like when the shot from the previous post was taken. Winter has arrived here, but no snow and not even close. Has it snowed yet where you live? ❄️☃️ . .  #analogphotography  #film  #filmphotography  #snow  #largeformat  #largeformatcamera  #viewcamerq  #chamonixviewcamera  #istillshootfilm  #bts  #analogue  #analogue  #filmcamera

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