Making Black And White Photographs In Camera With The Pentax K-m

Photography for me is all about exploring the countryside alone, camera in hand, being immersed in that meditative and restorative experience. I also like the making of a picture to end with me pressing the shutter button. I've wasted too much time in the past with post processing - including scanning negatives myself (torturously laborious,… Continue reading Making Black And White Photographs In Camera With The Pentax K-m

Why Not Everything Looks Good In Black And White

Because, despite a few recent experiments, I’ve all but given up colour photography, black and white has become my default palette. In the past, when I've chosen to shoot b/w over colour for a particular photowalk, I've then been able to seek out the kinds of compositions and scenes that feel better suited to b/w.… Continue reading Why Not Everything Looks Good In Black And White

The Grain Game – How Much Is Too Much?

How much grain do you like in your photos? By grain, here I'm referring to both the grain in film photographs, and the noise in digital photographs. I'll use "grain" to cover both, and this post is not about the differences between the two, or the precise definition of "grain". Grain in colour photos is… Continue reading The Grain Game – How Much Is Too Much?

How To See In Black And White

When you're shooting film, you can't turn the world - or your viewfinder - black and white. So it's helpful to be able to learn to see in b/w so you can discover the scenes and lighting and textures that will make the best b/w photographs. Before I began my great film adventure (2012-2017), the… Continue reading How To See In Black And White

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