My gradual shift from shooting film to digital was motivated by a number of factors, but a significant one was the size and weight of cameras. The digital compacts I favour these days give me results that are more than good enough, with the bonus of being very small and light. I can walk for two… Continue reading Why A Pentax Espio Should Be Top Of Your Compact Film Camera Wishlist
We spoke recently about how you can quite easily get started in film photography for £27, and then even more recently how film photography on a shoestring can cost a mere £12 to begin. Since writing 35hunter, I've been all in favour of proclaiming the affordability of shooting film, and hopefully puncturing some myths that… Continue reading The False Affordability Of Film Photography?
Lomo photography is an itch I periodically get and have to scratch. Here's how I came to it, the allure it has, and how I scratch that itch these days... Though I was using camera phones to intentionally make photographs from the mid 2000s, my first film camera, in 2012, was about as Lomo as… Continue reading The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)
This feels something of a confessional. I started writing 35hunter in late 2015 with the following intentions - 35hunter is a diary of my photography hunting adventures. The three things I’m hunting for are – Beautiful objects and scenes to capture with a photograph. Usually using 35mm film cameras. The ideal camera. Or, more realistically, a small collection… Continue reading Guilty Secrets And The Great Film Fallout 2017
A regular series of very short posts that revisit some of my favourite film photographs from the last five years since I’ve been shooting film. I'm fond of this shot for a few reasons. Mainly because it was the first shot where I figured out how to deliberately layer two compositions so one filled the… Continue reading Film Faves #2