This year I've been on a quest to explore colour again, after nearly two years of shooting b/w almost exclusively. You can read the other colour quest posts in the series so far here. The last two Colour Quest posts have been about how I've rediscovered the delights of a CCD sensor, in this instance… Continue reading The Colour Quest (IX) – The Colour Is The Composition
My great film adventure began on my birthday in June, 2012, with a Holga 120N and five pack of Ilford HP5 Plus 400. A month later I'd dipped my toe in 35mm, and for almost five years, this was my predominant photography medium. But, since the spring of 2017, I haven't shot a single frame… Continue reading Why I Haven’t Shot Film In Two And A Half Years (And Haven’t Looked Back)
Don't know about you, but I’m a rather thinky person. On numerous occasions in my life, a conversation I’ve started with “Have you ever thought about...” has been quickly shut down by the other person with a brief “um, no, never...”, and a look somewhere between baffled and bemused, as to why anyone would give… Continue reading Thinking About How Much I Think About What I Think About (And Then Blogging About It)
Every season has something new for the photographer, especially those of us who most enjoying wandering out in nature, camera in hand. But my favourite season is autumn. There's always that day sometime during August where the dew appears across the fields in the early mornings, delicately lacing the occasional spider web, and the air… Continue reading The Turning
One of the best tips I read when I was fully immersed in film photography was simply “shoot red”. The theory is that anything red looks pretty great when captured on colour film. And on the whole I found this to be very sound advice indeed. (Ironically, with digital, red is one of the hardest… Continue reading Film Photography Tips – Shoot Red!