No EXIF: Episode Three from the DH World Cup - Video

Sep 6, 2016
by Hoshi Yoshida  
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Everything is about speed and sports photography is no different. Fast focus, fast,continuous shooting and a fast processor can help you capture those moments at the blink of an eye. The LEICA M6 is manual. The working speed results from your own dexterity. Adjust exposure, focus, wind the film and release and repeat again, and again. But it's not only the fast motion which requires rapid action, it's also the fleeting moments which come and go and could be lost forever through inattention.

You can count yourself lucky that from time to time you can take the DSLR (digital reflex camera) to get a reference. Using a DSLR will certainly sharpen your training curve and you can practice pan-shots, time exposures, and continual shooting. With the manual LEICA M6, you often feel like a pilot during blind flight relying on the intuition, “the force” at your side. In any case the LEICA M6 is always on hand and on call.


Actually the front wheel should be touching the line.
  Actually, the front wheel should be touching the line. But give me a break. I just can't compete with my Canon doing twelve frames per second.

Shot 1 out of 5 in a row with an analogue LEICA M6. 3 frames per second manually
  Val di Sole Connor Fearon's final jump - But at least I get three per second! Shot 1 out of 5 in a row with an analog LEICA M6.

Shot 2 out of 5 in a row with an analogue LEICA M6. 3 frames per second manually
  Shot 2 out of 5 in a row with an analog LEICA M6.

Shot 3 out of 5 in a row with an analogue LEICA M6. 3 frames per second manually
  Shot 3 out of 5 in a row with an analog LEICA M6.

Shot 4 out of 5 in a row with an analogue LEICA M6. 3 frames per second manually
  Shot 4 out of 5 in a row with an analog LEICA M6.

Shot 5 out of 5 in a row with an analogue LEICA M6. 3 frames per second manually
  Shot 5 out of 5 in a row with an analog LEICA M6.


And anyway the digital photography played a very important role. I practiced a lot with the DSLR before transferring these techniques to the analog LEICA.


Leogang 1 15 sec with manual Leica M6. One shot pan.
  Leogang 1/15 sec with manual Leica M6. One shot pan. Even if you're using a DSLR with servo focus and setting for continuous shooting, pan-shots are bold. Concerning the shot from my LEICA I seem to have used all the luck for several years in advance.

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  Troy Brosnan's silhouette with S. This photo is predestined for black and white, pure outline and shape with only light-dark contrast.

Here the manual shift in focus didn t work fast enough. Actually Nigel is the centre of the action.
  Steve Smith and Nigel Reeves as Nigel pumps a tube with his mouth. Here the manual shift in focus didn't work fast enough. Actually, Nigel is the center of the action.

Wrong focus but sorry the security guy was way cooler than Loic Bruni at that moment.
  Focus shifting once again. Sorry but at that moment the security guy was way cooler than Loic Bruni.

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  When there is light in the woods even 1/1000s shutter speed can work out. The sun spotlights Sam Hill at Val di Sole.

completely super trivial picture multiple knotted barrier tape It is only a warning not to go too close to the course tape looking like this. It s something like a safety net for riders flying out of the track.
  Completely trivial picture: multiple knotted barrier tape. It is only a warning not to go too close to the course tape looking like this. It's something like a safety net for riders flying out of the track. Shooting trivial photos is part of digital photography. But when using a LEICA it becomes fun.

Brendog and co. look at the lists of results
  Brendog and co. look at the lists of results.

As big as the speakers.
  As big as the speakers.

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  As mentioned prior, sometimes it's the trivial shots that tell a story, too.

Laurie Greenland signs an autograph to a teenie girl.
  Laurie Greenland signs an autograph to a teenie girl.

Sam Blenkinsop is compelled to do a selfie
  Sam Blenkinsop is compelled to do a selfie.



Next episode we’ll go freeridin’.


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27 Comments

  • 27 1
 So different, but so cool
  • 19 0
 Oh Stevie..
  • 12 0
 Awesome.
  • 9 0
 Can we have more like this please? Really refreshing and provides a totally different insight. Top stuff!
  • 9 0
 Thank you. Refreshing and inspiring.
  • 4 0
 good work, ive not shot film for ages, im old enough that its what i learned my craft on.
question, how long did it take for you to stop looking at the back of the camera after a shot? i know last time i shot film i kept looking at it expecting to see something lol.
  • 6 0
 So unique in the digital age. Nice work!
  • 5 0
 choked when I caught that glimpse of Stevie...
  • 6 2
 I shutter at all that personal exposure
  • 2 1
 That was pretty punny!!
  • 1 0
 It really exposures the interests and thoughts of the photographer...
  • 2 0
 I wouldn't mind printing some of those in the darkroom. Optical prints on fiber paper really pop!
  • 2 0
 amazing pictures!

In the video he is browsing through a book with these fotos, any chance to buy that somewhere??
  • 1 0
 This is wonderful. The self narrated journey through the photo book gave just the right amount of explanation to the images. Stevie was a highlight. Well done.
  • 1 0
 long live film. Always more depth in black and white film, especially when processed (these aren't).
  • 1 0
 a different kind of crispness, very nice. looking forward to more No EXIF sessions in the future!
  • 2 0
 @jayou this is lit
  • 2 0
 more of these please
  • 2 0
 Freeeshhh
  • 1 0
 Best photos I have ever seen on PB! Keep it up.
  • 1 0
 Different and superb... I love the narration
  • 1 0
 So good!
  • 1 0
 Blenki's face is epic
  • 1 0
 true art
  • 1 0
 Woah, this is amazing.
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