Why Shoot 35mm Film in 2019?

Our recent conversations around grain and noise in photographs yielded some interesting offshoot topics. One of these was around the general standard of digital scans of 35mm film, and how the vast majority of digital images made from film negatives don't give a fair representation of the high quality possible with film, and just how… Continue reading Why Shoot 35mm Film in 2019?

Bridge Of Surprise? The FujiFilm FinePix S7000

This year I've been experimenting with a One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project. The premise is simple, use just one camera for one month, to see the benefits of getting the best from it, and from committing to one camera for a sustained period generally. January, February and March reminded me that I'm sold on… Continue reading Bridge Of Surprise? The FujiFilm FinePix S7000

The Grain Game – How Much Is Too Much?

How much grain do you like in your photos? By grain, here I'm referring to both the grain in film photographs, and the noise in digital photographs. I'll use "grain" to cover both, and this post is not about the differences between the two, or the precise definition of "grain". Grain in colour photos is… Continue reading The Grain Game – How Much Is Too Much?

The Colour Quest (V) – FujiChrome With The FujiFilm FinePix S7000

Today, another post about my ongoing quest for colour where, after happily shooting black and white for some time, I’m seeking similar satisfaction with colour images. This time, an amble up unexpected FujiFilm side street. When I began my One Month, One Camera project at the start of 2019, I got carried away with buying potential candidates… Continue reading The Colour Quest (V) – FujiChrome With The FujiFilm FinePix S7000