These Three Photographs – Blue Skies

One of my ongoing series on 35hunter is These Three Photographs, where I revisit three photographs from my archives on a particular theme. Past episodes have been Cars, Rust and Nature Reclaims. This time around, blue skies. As much as I love digital these days, film does capture sky and clouds beautifully. This shot was… Continue reading These Three Photographs – Blue Skies

The Last Roll Of Film

As you probably know, these days I enjoy making photographs with cameras from the golden age of the digital camera.  But from 2012-2017 I shot extensively on film too, mostly 35mm, but a fair amount of medium format with my Holga 120N too. The reasons I stopped shooting film in early 2017 are multiple.  Near… Continue reading The Last Roll Of Film

Film Photography – The Joy Of Experiments And Alternative Treatments

Inspired by Lisa Marie's wonderful cyanotypes, I've been looking back over some of the film photography experiments and alternative treatments I've tried and enjoyed. Here are a few, a brief description of my approach, and a sample image or two for each. Redscale Put simply, the film is reversed so light hits the back of… Continue reading Film Photography – The Joy Of Experiments And Alternative Treatments

Why I Haven’t Shot Film In Two And A Half Years (And Haven’t Looked Back)

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)

Film Photography Tips – Shoot Red!

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!