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?

Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)

I love cheap photography. As I've written about previously, a very capable, light and compact 35mm SLR (say a late Canon EOS) plus a quite lovely M42 lens (say a Takumar 55/2) might still give you change from £30 or even less. But buying and developing film is likely to cost £5 a roll minimum.… Continue reading Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)

One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (III) Summary (Or Why Camera Chemistry Is More Important Than Tech Specs)

Online dating sites are more popular than ever. On paper it makes huge sense to meet up with people who are already compatible with you in a number of important ways, rather than take pot luck with a random stranger. But however wonderful a potential partner might sound in their profile, there has to be… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (III) Summary (Or Why Camera Chemistry Is More Important Than Tech Specs)

Digital Classic Camera Archive!

Whilst older 35hunter readers will recall the days I delighted in 35mm film, my needs evolved, and I haven't shot a full roll since May 2017. I've used digital cameras since my first attempts at shooting with intention around 2006-2007, and my love has continued to grow - prior to, alongside, and eventually beyond -… Continue reading Digital Classic Camera Archive!

Where Will Your Digital Images Be 10 Years From Now?

In our parents and grandparents era, if someone wanted to save their photographic prints, they had few options. Either frame them, put them in an album, or stack them in shoeboxes. Or a combination of these. Once you'd made your decision on storage, there was little ongoing maintenance for those existing photos. With digital images the… Continue reading Where Will Your Digital Images Be 10 Years From Now?