How To Make Black And White Film Photographs On A Shoestring Budget

Unless you develop and scan black and white film yourself, the costs can be high, and unfortunately put the format out of reach for many of us. But what if there was a far more affordable way to make b/w photographs?  When I started film photography with a Holga 120N, everything was unknown, it was… Continue reading How To Make Black And White Film Photographs On A Shoestring Budget

Photography Goals – How To Not Set Any But Achieve What You Wanted Anyway

Yesterday by accident I came across a post I wrote back in early January about not making any photography goals for the new year, instead using an alternative approach called More or Less Lists. So I thought it would be useful to review what I did and how it’s worked so far. It turns out… Continue reading Photography Goals – How To Not Set Any But Achieve What You Wanted Anyway

Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When

My Sundays Unplugged experiments have enlightened me no end. One of the most valuable lessons I've absorbed is that when I unplug is not so important. Staying offline a whole day - or indeed the whole weekend - just for the sake of it, doesn't offer unlimited benefits with no downsides. Far more influential is… Continue reading Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When

Using Projects And Themes To Give Meaning To Photography

Lately I've read about a number of photographers (re)discovering using themes in their work to give them structure and inspiration. As I see it, there are loosely two ways to approach using themes. First, by choosing a specific theme before you make a single photograph. For example you might decide you want to make pictures… Continue reading Using Projects And Themes To Give Meaning To Photography