The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

This is the latest post in my ongoing quest for colour where, having been happy with my black and white output for some time, I'm trying to find similar satisfaction with colour images. Last time I experimented with my little Pentax Q and its "Vintage Colour" settings, after realising that I didn't want to make colour… Continue reading The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

The Colour Quest (II) – Vintage Colour

This is the latest post in my ongoing quest for colour. You can read my colour photography story so far here. In short, whilst I'm very comfortable and happy with black and white images - either using a Snapseed preset I've made, or, even better, straight out of camera with the Pentax Q and Lumix LX3… Continue reading The Colour Quest (II) – Vintage Colour

The Colour Quest (I) – My Colour Photography Story So Far

This is the first post in an occasional series about my experiments in colour photography, which I've named "The Colour Quest". Let's start with a little background. In the 14 years or so I've been making photographs with intention, my approach to making colour photographs has passed through many evolutions. When I began with a… Continue reading The Colour Quest (I) – My Colour Photography Story So Far

Disintegration Layers – A Processing Experiment (II)

Generally I've moved ever closer towards finding cameras I can set up to create photographs I love without needing any extra post processing. But last year I experimented with Snapseed to process the same image multiple times, and trace its disintegration. After again finding myself listening to William Basinski more than anyone else lately (who… Continue reading Disintegration Layers – A Processing Experiment (II)

Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?

How much of the character of your final photographs should be down to how you've manipulated them, and how much down to the unique personality of the camera and lens you're using? After I'd been shooting film for a while, I realised that once I'd found my favourite few film emulsions, it didn't make a… Continue reading Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?