If You Can’t Hold A Photograph In Your Hand, Does It Still Exist? (And Other 21st Century Cloud Connundrums)

As a photographer I have a wealth of memories of both film and digital forms. I'm young enough that my own first cameras were digital, yet old enough to remember holding photographs in my hand as a child, usually fresh out of the envelope my nan - family photographer by default as no-one else seemed… Continue reading If You Can’t Hold A Photograph In Your Hand, Does It Still Exist? (And Other 21st Century Cloud Connundrums)

The Rise Of The New Digital Classics

When 35hunter began, I was deeply embedded in shooting film. But since May 2017, I haven't shot a single frame. The last two and half years that's defined my digital-only era, has almost entirely been one of experimentation with cheaper, older digital cameras that are rarely given a second glance by those in the most… Continue reading The Rise Of The New Digital Classics

The Secret Magical Teaching Tool Of A Digital Camera

If I had to give just one reason why these days I shoot 100% digital and not film, it comes down to this. With digital, you have immediate feedback about how your decisions in setting up the camera to make a photograph worked out.  If the image is a disaster, it doesn't matter. You can… Continue reading The Secret Magical Teaching Tool Of A Digital Camera

How To Find Your Camera’s Unique Place And Purpose

If we're going to have multiple cameras, there's little point in having half a dozen that feel and perform essentially the same. Using my Pentax K30 DSLR the last few weeks has reminded of this once more. Here's the story of how.  Back in July I used my new (to me) Pentax K30 for the whole month,… Continue reading How To Find Your Camera’s Unique Place And Purpose

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)